PDS Asteroid/Dust Archive
IRTF Near-IR Spectroscopy of Asteroids
This data set contains low-resolution,
near-infrared (0.8 - 2.5 micron) spectra of asteroids obtained with
SpeX at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea.
Since it was commissioned in June 2000, SpeX has been the premier
instrument for producing high quality near-IR spectra of asteroids.
These spectra have been used for both taxonomic studies of asteroids,
and for more detailed mineralogical and compositional investigations.
This data set archives the reduced, calibrated spectra that have been
published in the peer-reviewed literature, and will be regularly
updated as more data become publicly available.
Use the following citation to reference this data set:
Bus, S. J., Ed., IRTF Near-IR
Spectroscopy of Asteroids V2.0. EAR-A-I0046-4-IRTFSPEC-V2.0. NASA
Planetary Data System, 2011.
Superseded versions of this data set: