Lightcurve and Phase Function Photometry of the OSIRIS-REx Target (101955) 1999 RQ36

Hergenrother, C. W.; Scheeres, D. J.; Nolan, M.; D'Aubigny, C.; Barucci, M. A.; Clark, B. E.; Dotto, E.; Emery, J. P.; Lauretta, D. S.; Licandro, J. et al.
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43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held March 19–23, 2012 at The Woodlands, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1659, id.2219

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We present visible wavelength photometry of the OSIRIS-REx target asteroid (101955) 1999 RQ36. We find a rotation period of 4.2968 ± 0.0017 hr and phase slope of 0.039 mag/deg. YORP induced rotation rate changes should be detectable by OSIRIS-REx.