UW-Eau Claire Asteroid Group

Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

http://www.uwec.edu/physics/asteroid (this page)

Faculty

Lyle Ford, fordla@uwec.edu
George Stecher, gstecher@uwec.edu

Current Students

Cole Cook, Geoff Root

About Us

We use the 24-inch Alt-Azimuth Newtonian at Hobbs Observatory (Minor Planet Center code 750) to make photometric measurements of asteriods.

Photometric Observations

343 Ostara

see Lyle Ford, George Stecher, Kayla Lorenzen, and Cole Cooke. “Photometric Measurements of 343 Ostara and Other Asteroids at Hobbs Observatory.” Minor Planet Bulletin 36 (2009): 77.

R Partial Lightcurve of 343 Ostara V Partial Lightcurve of 343 Ostara
343OstaraR.txt (R filter measurements)
343OstaraV.txt (V filter measurements)

1084 Tamariwa

see George Stecher, Lyle Ford, Kayla Lorenzen, and Sarah Ulrich. “Photometric Measurements of 1084 Tamariwa at Hobbs Observatory.” Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (2008): 76–77.

Lightcurves of 1084 Tamariwa
1084TamariwaR.txt (R filter measurements)
1084TamariwaV.txt (V filter measurements)

1506 Xosa

see George Stecher, Lyle Ford, Natalie Bianchi, Brian D. Warner, and Larry Robinson. “On the Period of 1607 Xosa.” Minor Planet Bulletin 36 (2009): 138–139. We (Stecher, Ford, and Bianchi) collaborated with two other astronomers for this paper.
Our data phased to 5.9h Our data phased to 6.6h
1506XosaR.txt (R filter measurements)
1506XosaI.txt (I filter measurements)

2167 Erin

see N. Montigiani, W. Benedetti, M. Manucci, S. Riccetti, George Stecher, Lyle Ford, Kayla Lorenzen, and Sarah Ulrich. “The Period of 2167 Erin.” Minor Planet Bulletin 35 (2008): 107–108. For the article we collaborated with astronomers at Osservatorio Astronomico Margherita Hack in Florence, Italy.

R Lightcurve of 2167 Erin
2167ErinR.txt (R filter measurements)
2167ErinV.txt (V filter measurements)

2660 Wasserman

see Lyle Ford, George Stecher, Kayla Lorenzen, and Cole Cooke. “Photometric Measurements of 343 Ostara and Other Asteroids at Hobbs Observatory.” Minor Planet Bulletin 36 (2009): 77.
2660WassermanR.txt (R filter measurements)
2660WassermanV.txt (V filter measurements)

4607 Seilandfarm

(data is noisy, poor signal-to-noise ratio)
4607SeilandfarmR.txt (R filter measurements)
4607SeilandfarmV.txt (V filter measurements)

17010 1999 CQ72

see Lyle Ford, George Stecher, Kayla Lorenzen, and Cole Cooke. “Photometric Measurements of 343 Ostara and Other Asteroids at Hobbs Observatory.” Minor Planet Bulletin 36 (2009): 77.
17010_1999_CQ72R.txt (R filter measurements)
17010_1999_CQ72V.txt (V filter measurements)

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