The diameter and albedo of asteroid 1976 AA

D. P. Cruikshank, T. J. Jones

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We present a radiometric observation of asteroid 1976 AA, and formulate a simple model for the infrared thermal phase function so that our data can be compared with similar measurements made at different phase angles. The radiometric diameter of 1976 AA from our observation is 940+200-100 meters and the geometric albedo is 0.18 ± 0.06, in satisfactory agreement with another published radiometric observation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-429
Number of pages3
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1977

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This work was supported in part, by NASA under Grant NGL 12-OOl-057.


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