250577 (2005 AC)



Number 250577
Provisional Designation 2005 AC
Type Apollo, NEO
Absolute Magnitude, H 18.2
Eccentricity 0.5179
Semi-major axis 1.05 au
Inclination 46.88 °
Discovery Date 2005-01-01
Discovery By CSS at Catalina

Radar Experiments

Doppler-Only (Continuous Wave) Echo Power Spectra


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Delay-Doppler Images


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Echo power spectrum obtained on 2020-2-5 smoothed to a frequency resolution of 0.25 Hz. Power in the opposite circular (OC) polarization as transmitted is the solid line while the power in the same circular (SC) polarization as transmitted is the dashed line. The polariation ratio on this date was 0.1.

Observation Date: 2020-02-05 (17:25:46-17:41:30)

Resolution: 0.25 Hz

Polarization Ratio: 0.1

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CSV file is the raw data corresponding to the viewed cw spectra. The CSV file consists of three columns. The first column is the doppler frequency (Hz), the second column is the echo power in the same sense (SC) and the third column is the echo power in the opposite sense (OC). Echo power is in units of standard deviation above the noise baseline.
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Delay-Doppler radar image obtained on 2020-2-5. The spatial resolution is 75 m per pixel vertically along the delay axis and 0.5 Hz per pixel horizontally along the Doppler axis.

Observation Date: 2020-02-05 (18:15:18-19:22:40)

Resolution, Delay Axis: 75 m/px

Resolution, Doppler Axis: 0.5 Hz/px

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Additional Information

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Small-Body Database entry


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