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Refining the asteroid taxonomy by polarimetric observations

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We present new results of polarimetric observations of 15 main belt asteroids of different composition. By merging new and published data we determined polarimetric parameters characterizing individual asteroids and mean values of the same parameters characterizing different taxonomic classes. The majority of asteroids show polarimetric phase curves close to the average curve of the corresponding class. We show that using polarimetric data it is possible to refine asteroid taxonomy and derive a polarimetric classification for 283 main belt asteroids. Polarimetric observations of asteroid (21) Lutetia are found to exhibit possible variations of the position angle of the polarization plane over the surface.
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obspm-02268013 , version 1 (20-08-2019)

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I. N. Belskaya, S. Fornasier, G. P. Tozzi, R. Gil-Hutton, A. Cellino, et al.. Refining the asteroid taxonomy by polarimetric observations. Icarus, 2017, 284, pp.30-42. ⟨10.1016/j.icarus.2016.11.003⟩. ⟨obspm-02268013⟩
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