q = 0.91 AU, a = 1.41 AU, i = 21 deg (MPC 32296)
Abs. magnitude:H = 15.74 +/- 0.10 (G = 0.42 +/- 0.08) (Pravec et al. 1998)
Taxonomic class, diameter and albedo:E, 1.5 km, 0.53 (Veeder et al. 1989)
albedo probably lower (0.41-0.49) according to Pravec et al. (1998)
Rotation period, amplitude:P = 5.706 hr, ampl. 0.77 - 0.90 (Pravec et al. 1998)
Details on photometric observations from Ondrejov:We have observed this asteroid in support of radar observations at Goldstone. Lightcurves in R band were obtained on 5 nights between 1996 July 15.0 and 27.0. The synodic rotation period of (5.7059 +/- 0.0002) hr was derived from the data. The composite lightcurve constructed from our observations is shown here.
The observations indicates a global asymmetry of Eger's figure: The lightcurve extrema occured at phases of 0.00 (M1), 0.21 (m1), 0.44 (M2) and 0.80 (m2), significantly deviating from a 0.25-interval expected for a symmetric figure, and there are rapid variations of the shapes of the lightcurve minima. Detailed results of an analysis of the observations have been published in Pravec et al. (1998).
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