Simultaneous visible and near-infrared time resolved observations of the outer Solar System object (29981) 1999 TD10

Béatrice E A Mueller, Carl W. Hergenrother, Nalin H. Samarasinha, Humberto Campins, Donald W Mccarthy

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The outer Solar System object (29981) 1999 TD10 was observed simultaneously in the R, and J and H bands in September 2001, and in B, V, R, and I in October 2002. We derive B-V=0.80 ±0.05 mag, V-R=0.48±0.05 mag, R-I=0.44±0.05 mag, R-J=1.24±0.05 mag, and J-H=0.61±0.07 mag. Combining our data with the data from Rousselot et al. (2003, Astron. Astrophys. 407, 1139) we derive a synodic period of 15.382±0.001 hr in agreement with the period from Rousselot et al. Our observations at the same time, with better S/N and seeing, show no evidence of a coma, contrary to the claim by Choi et al. (2003, Icarus 165, 101).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)506-515
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


  • (29981) 1999 TD
  • Asteroids, rotation
  • Centaurs
  • Infrared observations
  • Photometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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