Asteroid 4179 Toutatis has been extensively observed during its 1992-93 close encounter with the Earth. We observed it spectroscopically in the visible at the ESO-La Silla Observatory (Chile) and at the Asiago Observatory (Italy). Analysis of low-resolution spectra of the asteroid taken at the Asiago Observatory (Italy) has revealed typical behavior of an S-type object with no evidence of surface composition variations.

CCD reflectance spectra of Apollo Asteroid 4179 Toutatis

LAZZARIN, MONICA;BARBIERI, CESARE;MARZARI, FRANCESCO
1994

Abstract

Asteroid 4179 Toutatis has been extensively observed during its 1992-93 close encounter with the Earth. We observed it spectroscopically in the visible at the ESO-La Silla Observatory (Chile) and at the Asiago Observatory (Italy). Analysis of low-resolution spectra of the asteroid taken at the Asiago Observatory (Italy) has revealed typical behavior of an S-type object with no evidence of surface composition variations.
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