2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
[PPS03-03] Polarimetric research on S- and Q-type Near-Earth Asteroids
Despite the advantages, however, only a few asteroids were observed with polarimetric devices at the large phase angles. The most asteroids have been studied at the low phase angles (α <~ 20 degree) due to the unfavorable geometric condition (i.e., they exist outside of Earth orbit). Here, we present our new polarimetric research of Near-Earth-Asteroids (NEAs) observed at the large phase angle. We focus on S- and Q-type asteroids in this presentation. We thus conducted observations of asteroids: (331471) 1984 QY1, (90075) 2002 VU94, and (66391) 1999 KW4 using Pirka Telescope (Nayoro Observatory, Hokkaido University) at the phase angle α~100 degree, which allows us to get maximum polarization degrees of these objects. Based on the observational results together with two objects ((1566) Icarus and (4179) Toutatis in reference papers , ), we will discuss the implication of the grain size on their surfaces.
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