[Iaude] CBET 5303: (48470) 1991 TC_2

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                                                  Electronic Telegram No. 5303
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
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(48470) 1991 TC_2
     B. D. Warner, Center for Solar System Studies, Landers, CA, U.S.A, repors
that photometric observations taken with a 0.35-m telescope at the Center for
Solar System Studies from 2023 Sept. 28 through Oct. 9 reveal that the
Hungaria-group minor planet (48470) is a binary system with an orbital period
of 11.179 +/- 0.004 hours.  The primary shows a period of 2.5141 +/- 0.0002
hours and an asymmetrical (different minimum depths) bi-modal lightcurve with
a maximum peak-to-peak amplitude of 0.11 mag at solar phase angles 13-6 deg.
Mutual eclipse/occultation events that are 0.08 to 0.09 magnitudes deep
indicate a lower limit of 0.28 +/- 0.02 for the secondary-to-primary mean-
diameter ratio.  Lightcurves are available at the following website URL:

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2023 October 18                  (CBET 5303)              Daniel W. E. Green

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