Lightcurve Photometry Projects

  • Roger Dymock
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


Having worked your way through the previous chapter you will now know how to obtain images suitable for photometry, calibrate them, and construct a lightcurve. This chapter will direct you to lists of asteroids suitable for lightcurve work and describe ongoing projects to which you can contribute. To quote from a paper to which a number of amateurs contributed, “A substantial part of the photometric data was observed by amateur astronomers. We emphasize the importance of a coordinated network of observers that will be of extreme importance for future all-sky asteroid photometric surveys.”


Orbital Period Rotational Period Radar Observation Primary Body Minor Planet 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WaterloovilleUnited Kingdom

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