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Abstract: In August 2002, the near-Earth asteroid 2002 NY40, made its closest approachto the Earth. This provided an opportunity to study a near-Earth asteroid witha variety of instruments. Several of the telescopes at the Maui SpaceSurveillance System were trained at the asteroid and collected adaptive opticsimages, photometry and spectroscopy. Analysis of the imagery reveals theasteroid is triangular shaped with significant self-shadowing. The photometryreveals a 20-hour period and the spectroscopy shows that the asteroid is aQ-type.

Author: Lewis C. Roberts, Jr., Doyle T. Hall, John V. Lambert, John L. Africano, Keith T. Knox, Jacob K. Barros, Kris M. Hamada, Dennis L


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