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Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 108–115 | Cite as

Determining the masses of large asteroids by the dynamical method

  • A. V. Ivantsov
Dynamics and Physics of Bodies of the Solar System

Abstract

The masses of 21 main-belt asteroids were determined by the dynamical method. The masses of 13 asteroids have relative errors of less than 50 percent. When earlier positional observations are excluded and recent, highly accurate ones are used, the error of asteroid mass determination is reduced.

PACS numbers

96.30.Ys 96.25.-f 96.25.Bd 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Ivantsov
    • 1
  1. 1.Nikolaev Astronomical ObservatoryMinistry of Education and ScienceNikolaevUkraine

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