DPS 35th Meeting, 1-6 September 2003
Session 39. KBO and Centaurs II
Poster, Highlighted on, Friday, September 5, 2003, 3:30-6:00pm, Sierra Ballroom I-II

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[39.16] Solar Phase Curves for Kuiper-Belt Objects

D. Rabinowitz (Yale University), B. Schaefer (Louisiana State University), S. Tourtellotte (Yale University)

We are measuring the long-term light curves of several Kuiper Belt Objects and Centaurs using the queue-scheduled 1.3 m telescope of the SMARTS consortium [1] at Cerro Telolo. Since February of 2002, we have measured the Johnson B, V, and I colors of (50000) Quaoar, (28978) Ixion, 2002 AW197, 2002 PN34, and 2002 GZ32 at 2-day intervals. Here we report preliminary results for Quaoar and Ixion, and compare them to our previous results for (38628) Huya = 2000 EB173 and for Nereid.

[1] ``Small and Moderate Aperture Research Telescop System", http://www.astro.yale.edu/smarts

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