Disk-integrated photometry of 433 Eros

D. L. Domingue, M. Robinson, B. Carcich, J. Joseph, P. Thomas, B. E. Clark

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Analysis of the disk-integrated solar phase curve of 433 Eros, as derived from ground-based telescopic and NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft measurements, shows that Eros's surface properties are typical of average S-type asteroids. Eros displays the same single-particle scattering characteristics and porosity vs theoretical grain size relationships as typical S-asteroids, as does Ida. Eros's single-scattering albedo, however, is higher. The geometric albedo at 550 nm derived for Eros (0.29 ± 0.02) is higher than Ida's but is equivalent to Gaspra's within the error bars. The phase integral (0.39 ± 0.02) and Bond albedo (0.12 ± 0.02) for Eros are higher than those estimated for average S-type asteroids but commensurate with the values obtained for Gaspra.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-219
Number of pages15
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Asteroids
  • Photometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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