Extensive Light Curve Database of Astronomical Istitute of the University of Bern

Silha, Jiri; Schildknecht, Thomas; Pittet, Jean-Noël; Rachman, Abdul; Hamara, M. (April 2017). Extensive Light Curve Database of Astronomical Istitute of the University of Bern. In: 7th European Conference on Space Debris. Darmstadt, Germany. 18 - 21 April 2017.

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Our paper will discuss the photometry observation techniques currently in use by the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB) and at the Zimmerwald observatory. We present the processing of light curves with the aim to determine apparent spin periods of observed objects and to reconstruct their folded phase functions. We will summarize spin rates for 397 objects extracted from 1991 light curves which were acquired with the ZIMLAT telescope during the last ten years. More than dozen of defunct spacecraft showed a periodic change of the apparent spin rates over time. These cases will be briefly discussed.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Astronomy

UniBE Contributor:

Silha, Jiri; Schildknecht, Thomas; Pittet, Jean-Noël and Rachman, Abdul

Subjects:

500 Science > 520 Astronomy

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alessandro Vananti

Date Deposited:

08 Dec 2017 09:50

Last Modified:

11 Feb 2019 13:03

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.106929

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/106929

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