Rotationally Resolved Spectra of 1620 Geographos

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

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Abstract

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
JournalIcarus
Volume113
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1995

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Hicks, M., Grundy, W., Fink, U., Mottola, S., & Neukum, G. (1995). Rotationally Resolved Spectra of 1620 Geographos. Icarus, 113(2), 456-459. https://doi.org/10.1006/icar.1995.1035