Spectra of V-Type Candidates from the SDSS MOC

These data are the results of a spectroscopic survey designed to target and detect asteroids whose photometric colors are similar to those of Vesta family members and thus may be considered as candidates for having a basaltic composition. The colors of these candidates were measured as part of the 3rd release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Moving Object Catalog (Ivezic et al. 2001). These spectra were obtained with two visible wavelength instruments: the Echellete Spectrograph and Imager on Keck II and the Supernova Integral Field Spectrograph at the University of Hawaii 2.2m telescope. A subset of these data were published in Moskovitz et al. (2008a, 2008b).

Ivezic, Z. and 31 others, Solar System objects observed in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey commissioning data, AJ 122, 2749-2784, 2001.

Moskovitz, N.A., R. Jedicke, E. Gaidos, M. Willman, D. Nesvorny, R. Fevig, Z. Ivezic, The distribution of basaltic asteroids in the Main Belt, Icarus 198, 77-90, 2008.

Moskovitz, N.A., S. Lawrence, R. Jedicke, M. Willman, N. Haghighipour, S.J. Bus, E. Gaidos, A spectroscopically unique Main-Belt asteroid: 10537 (1991 RY16), ApJ 682, L57-L60, 2008.

Release Date: 2020-03-19

Data Set Info

PDS4 version urn:nasa:pds:gbo.ast-v-type.moscovitz.spectra::1.0 Browse Download (1.6 Mb)
PDS3 version EAR-A-I0039/I0576-4-SDSSMOCVSPEC-V1.0 Browse Download (1.7 Mb)

The PDS4 bundle was migrated from the PDS3 data set in March 2020. The data content is unchanged.

Use the following citation to reference this data set:

"Moskovitz, N., Jedicke, R., and Willman, M. (2020). Spectra of V-type candidates from the SDSS MOC V1.0. urn:nasa:pds:gbo.ast-v-type.moscovitz.spectra::1.0. NASA Planetary Data System; https://doi.org/10.26033/47s5-da34."