[Iaude] CBET 4791: (2500) ALASCATTALO

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                                                  Electronic Telegram No. 4791
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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(2500) ALASCATTALO
     V. Benishek, Belgrade Astronomical Observatory; P. Pravec, Ondrejov
Observatory; F. Pilcher, Organ Mesa Observatory, Las Cruces, NM, U.S.A.; A.
Marchini, R. Papini, and F. Salvaggio, Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Della
Terra e Dell'Ambiente, University of Siena; J. Oey, Blue Mountains
Observatory, Leura, NSW, Australia; D. Pray, Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory,
South Deerfield, MA, U.S.A.; R. Durkee, Shed of Science South Observatory,
Pontotoc, TX, U.S.A.; W. Cooney, J. Gross, and D. Terrell, Sonoita Research
Observatory, Sonoita, AZ, U.S.A.; R. Goncalves, Linhaceira Observatory,
Tomar, Portugal; A. Aznar, Isaac Aznar Observatory, Alcublas, Valencia,
Spain; C. Odden, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, U.S.A.; and J. Kemp,
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, U.S.A., report that photometric
observations taken with a 0.35-m telescope at the Sopot Observatory in Serbia,
a 0.35-m telescope at the Organ Mesa Observatory, a 0.30-m telescope at the
Astronomical Observatory of the University of Siena, a 0.35-m telescope at the
Blue Mountains Observatory, a 0.50-m telescope at the Sugarloaf Mountain
Observatory, a 0.50-m telescope at the Shed of Science South Observatory, a
0.50-m telescope at the Sonoita Research Observatory, a 0.35-m telescope at
the Linhaceira Observatory, a 0.35-m telescope at the Isaac Aznar Observatory,
and a 0.50-m telescope at the Mittelman Observatories at New Mexico Skies
during Mar. 20-May 19 reveal that minor planet (2500) is a binary system
with an orbital period of 169.1 +/- 0.3 hr.  The primary shows a period of
2.75123 +/- 0.00009 hr and has a lightcurve amplitude of 0.19 magnitude at
solar phases 2-17 degrees, suggesting a nearly spheroidal shape.  Mutual
eclipse/occultation events that are 0.15 to 0.27 magnitude deep indicate a
secondary-to-primary mean-diameter ratio of 0.39 +/- 0.02.


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2020 June 7                      (CBET 4791)              Daniel W. E. Green



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