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  • Radar observations
  • Photometric observations
  • Polarimetric observations
  • Spectroscopic observations
  • Near–Earth Objects

Maxime Devogèle

Maxime Devogele is originally from Belgium where he did his undergrads at the Liege University. He obtained his PhD from both Liege University and the Observatoire Côte d’Azur in France working on Main–belt asteroids observations in photometry, spectroscopy and polarimetry. Maxime then moved to the Lowell Observatory in Arizona as a post–doc to work on the MANOS project which is a surveys of small Near–Earth objects.

Maxime Devogele is focusing on asteroid observations in radar, photometry, spectroscopy and polarimetry focusing primarily on Near–Earth objects. His research interest include asteroid shape modeling, asteroid modeling combining different observation techniques, and planetary defense.

The second lunation NEO follow–up (PI: Maxime Devogele): NASA SSO–NEOO grant: 2019–2022 The main goal is to astrometrically observed newly discovered NEOs to extend their orbital arc so they can be easily retrieved during their next apparition. We are focusing on Virtual impactor and PHA. By using the Lowell Discovery 4.3m Telescope, we are able to observe objects as faint as V~25 mag while most follow–up survey are limited to V~23 mag. We are thus able to extend the orbital arc of newly discovered NEOs by several weeks.

Planetary radar grant (PI: Anne Virkki) Observations of NEOs using the Arecibo telescope to improve their orbit and characterize them.

The Mission Accessible Near–Earth Object Survey (PI: Nick Moskovitz): NASA SSO–NEOO grant: 2017–2020 The MANOS project is a characterization survey of small newly discovered NEOs. Manos is focusing on small (H>24) mission accessible (delta v < 7.5 km/s) NEOs that can approach the Earth at a distance of less than 0.01 astronomical unit. The MANOS survey is working through a rapid follow–up of newly discovered NEOs in astrometry, photometry, and spectroscopy.

Jay Kueny (2020): Light curve shape modeling of 2005 UD

Gonzalo Lopez (2019): Spectroscopic data reduction

Marin ferrais (2018): Asteroid photometric


Devogèle, Maxime; MacLennan, Eric; Gustafsson, Annika; Moskovitz, Nicholas; Chatelain, Joey; Borisov, Galin; Abe, Shinsuke; Arai, Tomoko; Fedorets, Grigori; Ferrais, Marin; Granvik, Mikael; Jehin, Emmanuel; Siltala, Lauri; Pöntinen, Mikko; Mommert, Michael; Polishook, David; Skiff, Brian; Tanga, Paolo; Yoshida, Fumi (2020), New Evidence for a Physical Link between Asteroids (155140) 2005 UD and (3200) Phaethon, PSJ, 1, 15

Devogèle, M., Moskovitz, N., Thirouin, A., Gustaffson, A., Magnuson, M., Thomas, C., Willman, M., Christensen, E., Person, M., Binzel, R., Polishook, D., DeMeo, F., Hinkle, M., Trilling, D., Mommert, M., Burt, B., and Skiff, B. (2019), Visible spectroscopy from the Mission Accessible Near–Earth Object Survey (MANOS): Taxonomic dependence on asteroid size, ApJ, 158, 196.


Moskovitz, N. A., Fatka, P., Farnocchia, D., Devogèle, M., Polishook, D., Thomas, C. A., Mommert, M., Avner, L. D., Binzel, R. P., Burt, B., Christensen, E., DeMeo, F., Hinkle, M., Hora, J. L., Magnusson, M., Matson, R., Person, M., Skiff, B., Thirouin, A., Trilling, D., Wasserman, L. H., and Willman, M. (2019), A common origin for dynamically associated near–Earth asteroid pairs, Icarus, 333, 165.

Meza, E., Sicardy, B., Assafin, M., Ortiz, J. L., Bertrand, T., Lellouch, E., Desmars, J., Forget, F., B´erard, D., Doressoundiram, A., Lecacheux, J., Marques Oliveira, J., Roques, F., Widemann, T., Colas, F., Vachier, F., Renner, S., Leiva, R., Braga–Ribas, F., Benedetti–Rossi, G., Camargo, J. I. B., Dias–Oliveira, A., Morgado, B.,
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Reichart, D. E., Haislip, J. B., Ivarsen, K. M., LaCluyze, A. P., Maury, A., Gil–Hutton, R., Dhillon, V., Littlefair, S., Marsh, T., Veillet, C., Bath, K.–L., Beisker, W., Bode, H.–J., Kretlow, M., Herald, D., Gault, D., Kerr, S.,
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Magazz´u, A., Molinari, E., Gazeas, K., Tzouganatos, L., Carbognani, A., Bonnoli, G., Marchini, A., Leto, G., Sanchez, R. Z., Mancini, L., Kattentidt, B., Dohrmann, M., Guhl, K., Rothe, W., Walzel, K., Wortmann, G., Eberle, A., Hampf, D., Ohlert, J., Krannich, G., Murawsky, G., G¨ahrken, B., Gloistein, D., Alonso, S., Rom´an, A., Communal, J.–E., Jabet, F., deVisscher, S., S´erot, J., Janik, T., Moravec, Z., Machado, P., Selva, A., Perell´o, C., Rovira, J., Conti, M., Papini, R., Salvaggio, F., Noschese, A., Tsamis, V., Tigani, K., Barroy, P., Irzyk, M., Neel, D., Godard, J. P.,
Lanoisel´ee, D., Sogorb, P., Verilhac, D., Bretton, M., Signoret, F., Ciabattari, F., Naves, R., Boutet, M., De Queiroz, J., Lindner, P., Lindner, K., Enskonatus, P., Dangl, G., Tordai, T., Eichler, H., Hattenbach, J., Peterson, C., Molnar, L. A., and Howell, R. R. (2019),
Lower atmosphere and pressure evolution on Pluto from ground–based stellar occultations, 1988–2016, Astronomy and Astrophysics, 625, A42.