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Asteroid 785 (Zwetana) Light Curve, May 2005

combination of 6 nights of data
Y scale in millimag (1 tick = 5 millimag)
X scale in millidays

Radar observations from JPL indicate that the light variations are due to compositional changes (i.e. stony vs. metallic) rather than shape variations.

 

 

Asteroid 2002 QF15 - Collaboration with Wise Observatory.  Observed a slowly rotating asteroid first in Israel and then in New Mexico to get the light curve (7/23/06):