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Occultation evidence for a satellite of the Trojan asteroid (911) Agamemnon

Authors
  • Bradley, Timerson
  • John, Brooks
  • Steven, Conard
  • David W, Dunham
  • David, Herald
  • Alin, Tolea
  • Franck Marchis
Type
Published Article
Journal
Planetary and Space Science
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Oct 31, 2013
Volume
87
Pages
78–84
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

On 2012 January 19, observers in the northeastern United States of America observed an occultation of 8.0-mag HIP 41337 star by the Jupiter–Trojan (911) Agamemnon, including one video recorded with a 36 cm telescope that shows a deep brief secondary occultation that is likely due to a satellite, of about 5 km (most likely 3–10 km) across, at 278±5 km (0.0931 ″) from the asteroid s center as projected in the plane of the sky. A satellite this small and this close to the asteroid could not be resolved in the ...

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