[Iaude] CBET 4342: 20170108 : (4296) VAN WOERKOM

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                                                  Electronic Telegram No. 4342
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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(4296) VAN WOERKOM
      C. E. Odden, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, USA; P. Pravec, Ondrejov
Observatory; F. Pilcher, Organ Mesa Observatory, Las Cruces, NM, USA; D. A.
Klinglesmith, Etscorn Campus Observatory, Socorro, NM, USA; and V. Benishek,
Belgrade Astronomical Observatory, report that photometric observations taken
with a 0.40-m telescope at the Phillips Academy Observatory, a 0.36-m
telescope at the Organ Mesa Observatory, a 0.36-m telescope at the Etscorn
Campus Observatory, and a 0.35-m telescope at the Sopot Observatory in Serbia
during 2016 Nov. 29-Dec. 28 reveal that minor planet (4296) is a binary system
with an orbital period of 26.23 +/- 0.01 hr.  The primary shows a period of
2.8087 +/- 0.0002 hr and has a lightcurve amplitude of 0.20 mag at solar
phases 20-29 degrees, suggesting a nearly spheroidal shape.  Mutual
eclipse/occultation events that are 0.12- to 0.17-magnitude deep indicate a
secondary-to-primary mean-diameter ratio of 0.34 +/- 0.02.


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2017 January 8                   (CBET 4342)              Daniel W. E. Green




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