J-PLUS: A first glimpse at the spectrophotometry of asteroids. The MOOJa catalog

Morate, David; Marcio Carvano, Jorge; Alvarez-Candal, Alvaro; De Prá, Mário; Licandro, Javier; Galarza, Andrés; Mahlke, Max; Solano-Márquez, Enrique; Cenarro, Javier; Cristóbal-Hornillos, David; Hernández-Monteagudo, Carlos; López-Sanjuan, Carlos; Marín-Franch, Antonio; Moles, Mariano; Varela, Jesús; Vázquez Ramió, Héctor; Alcaniz, Jailson; Dupke, Renato; Ederoclite, Alessandro; Sodré, Laerte; Angulo, Raul E.; Jiménez-Esteban, Francisco M.; Siffert, Beatriz B.; J-PLUS Collaboration
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2021
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Context. The Javalambre Photometric Local Universe Survey (J-PLUS) is an observational campaign that aims to obtain photometry in 12 ultraviolet-visible filters (0.3−1 μm) over ∼8500 deg2 of the sky observable from Javalambre (Teruel, Spain). Due to its characteristics and observation strategy, this survey will allow a great number of Solar System small bodies to be analyzed, and with improved spectrophotometric resolution with respect to previous large-area photometric surveys in optical wavelengths.
Aims: The main goal of the present work is to present the first catalog of magnitudes and colors of minor bodies of the Solar System compiled using the first data release (DR1) of the J-PLUS observational campaign: the Moving Objects Observed from Javalambre (MOOJa) catalog.
Methods: Using the compiled photometric data we obtained very-low-resolution reflectance (photo)spectra of the asteroids. We first used a σ-clipping algorithm in order to remove outliers and clean the data. We then devised a method to select the optimal solar colors in the J-PLUS photometric system. These solar colors were computed using two different approaches: on one hand, we used different spectra of the Sun convolved with the filter transmissions of the J-PLUS system, and on the other, we selected a group of solar-type stars in the J-PLUS DR1 according to their computed stellar parameters. Finally, we used the solar colors to obtain the reflectance spectra of the asteroids.
Results: We present photometric data in the J-PLUS filters for a total of 3122 minor bodies (3666 before outlier removal), and we discuss the main issues with the data, as well as some guidelines to solve them.

MOOJa catalog of colors and magnitudes are only available at the CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (ftp://130.79.128.5) or via http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/cat/J/A+A/655/A47
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Minor Bodies of the Solar System

This project studies the physical and compositional properties of the so-called minor bodies of the Solar System, that includes asteroids, icy objects, and comets. Of special interest are the trans-neptunian objects (TNOs), including those considered the most distant objects detected so far (Extreme-TNOs or ETNOs); the comets and the comet-asteroid

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