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Light Curves and Rotational Properties of the Pristine Cold Classical Kuiper Belt Objects

  • Authors: Audrey Thirouin, and Scott S. Sheppard

2019 The Astronomical Journal 157 228.

  • Provider: AAS Journals

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Lomb periodogram using all our data favors a single-peaked light-curve rotational period of 4.23 hr or 5.13 hr for 2004 VU75, which would be a double-peaked rotational period of 8.46 hr or 10.2 hr. Using only our Magellan data, Lomb periodogram favors a single-peaked light curve with P = 6.45 hr (double-peaked of 12.9 hr). The best fit is obtained assuming a rotation of 8.46 hr (upper right plot).

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