Rotationally Resolved Spectra of 1620 Geographos

M. Hicks, W. Grundy, U. Fink, S. Mottola, G. Neukum

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We present CCD spectra (0.54-0.98 μm) as a function of rotational phase of the Clementine target 1620 Geographos. We confirm the asteroid's S-type taxonomic classification (more precisely, SII-SIII). The surface mineral assemblage appears to be a metal and pyroxene/olivine mixture. Though our spectral observations sampled the rotational lightcurve well, we were unable to detect significant color variations across the surface of the asteroid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-459
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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