The MIT-UH-IRTF Joint Campaign for NEO Spectral Reconnaissance

Earth view with foreground NEO

The resources and asteroid observing expertise of MIT, the University of Hawaii, and the NASA IRTF are being combined in a joint campaign to perform routine spectroscopic reconnaissance of near-Earth objects (NEOs). All spectroscopic observations obtained in this joint campaign are being made publicly available in near-real time via this website.

Acknowledging Unpublished Data from the Joint Campaign

Spectra presented here are considered to be in the public domain and may be freely used for any purpose. We welcome collaboration opportunities, but there is no pre-condition for collaboration for use of these data. Researchers utilizing these data without collaboration arrangements with the observers are asked to include the following acknowledgement in their publication(s):

"All (or part) of the data utilized in this publication were obtained and made available by the The MIT-UH-IRTF Joint Campaign for NEO Reconnaissance. The IRTF is operated by the University of Hawaii under Cooperative Agreement no. NCC 5-538 with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Space Science, Planetary Astronomy Program. The MIT component of this work is supported by NASA grant 09-NEOO009-0001, and by the National Science Foundation under Grants Nos. 0506716 and 0907766."

We further note the following disclaimer:

"Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of NASA or the National Science Foundation."

Also note the following request from the IRTF website:

Observers publishing results obtained with SpeX are requested to reference the following paper:

Rayner, J. T., Toomey, D. W., Onaka, P. M., Denault, A. J., Stahlberger, W. E., Vacca, W. D., Cushing, M. C., and Wang, S. (2003). "SpeX: A Medium-Resolution 0.8-5.5 micron Spectrograph and Imager for the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility." PASP 115, 362.

Important Caveat: All users must take into account that these data are unpublished and therefore have not undergone peer review. While it is our intention that these released data are fully reduced into their final form, until such time they are accepted for publication, it is possible that reprocessing or recalibration could be deemed necessary. Any such reprocessing or recalibration will be noted as updates to this web site.

Available Joint Campaign Data Sets

We present 0.8 to 2.5 micron wavelength spectra measured using the instrument "SpeX" on the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. When available, visible wavelength spectral data are also included from the MIT SMASS observing program. The description of the data files documents data format, rejection, and normalization.

run UT date(s)
sp01 3-4 September 2000
sp02 8-10 October 2000
sp03 29-30 January 2001
sp04 19-20 February 2001
sp05 28-29 March 2001
sp06 21-22 June 2001
sp07 14-15 August 2001
sp08 23-24 August 2001
sp09 12-14 January 2002
sp11 15-16 March 2002
sp12 14-15 April 2002
sp13 7-8 May 2002
sp14 31 May - 1 June 2002
sp15 17 June 2002
sp16 17 August 2002
sp17 15-16 September 2002
sp19 27-28 October 2002
sp20 27 December 2002
sp21 16-17 March 2003
sp23 5 July 2003
sp25 30 September - 01 October 2003
sp26 16 October 2003
sp27 25,26 January 2004
sp28 19,20 February 2004
sp29 15,16 June 2004
sp30 15 September 2004
sp31 22 September 2004
sp32 16,17 October 2004
sp33 24 October 2004
sp34 10 December 2004
sp35 8 January 2005
sp36 3 March 2005
sp37 8,9,10 March 2005
sp38 11,12 April 2005
sp39 17,18 April 2005
sp40 10,11 May 2005
sp41 19 May 2005
sp42 10 June 2005
sp43 9,13 July 2005
sp44 4,5 September 2005
sp45 8 October 2005
sp46 30,31 October 2005
sp47 12,13 November 2005
sp48 22,29 November 2005
sp49 27,28 January 2006
sp50 30 April & 1 May 2006
sp51 1,2 June 2006
sp52 28,29 June 2006
sp53 20 July 2006
sp54 25 September 2006
sp55 24,25,31 October 2006
sp56 21 November 2006
sp57 22 December 2006
sp58 21 January 2007
sp59 23 March 2007
sp60 24 April 2007
sp61 20 July 2007
sp62 1 August 2007
sp63 15 September 2007
sp64 2,3 October 2007
sp65 11 November 2007
sp66 15 December 2007
sp67 15,16 January 2008
sp68 10 March 2008
sp69 13 April 2008
sp70 10 May 2008
sp71 11 June 2008
sp72 7 July 2008
sp73 2 September 2008
sp74 2 October 2008
sp75 31 October 2008
sp76 3 December 2008
sp77 27 January 2009
sp78 2 March 2009
sp79 30 March 2009
sp80 27 April 2009
sp81 21,22 June 2009
sp82 7,8 August 2009
sp83 24 August 2009
sp84 20 September 2009
sp85 25 October 2009
sp86 19 November 2009
sp87 17 January 2010
sp88 22,23 February 2010
sp89 16,17 March 2010
sp90 15,16 April 2010
sp91 10 May 2010
sp92 11,12 July 2010
sp93 6,7 September 2010
sp94 12,13,14 October 2010
sp95 27 October 2010
sp96 6 January 2011
sp97 6,7 February 2011
sp98 5 April 2011
sp99 30 April 2011
sp100 6,7 June 2011
dm02 8 August 2011
sp101 22 August 2011
dm03 3 September 2011
sp102 25 September 2011
sp103 23-24 October 2011
sp104 31 October 2011
dm04 1 December 2011
sp105 27-30 December 2011
dm07 20 March 2012
sp106 23 March 2012
sp107 21 April 2012
sp108 29 April 2012
sp109 26,28,29 May and 14 June 2012
dm08 06 June 2012
sp110 17,21 July 2012
dm10 14 August 2012
sp111 28 August 2012
dm11 16,17 September 2012
sp112 14 September 2012
sp113 12,13 October 2012
sp114 14,15,18 November 2012
sp115 13-15,19 December 2012
sp116 7 January 2013
sp117 17 January 2013
sp118 14,15 March 2013
sp119 12,13 April 2013
sp120 11,12 May 2013
sp121 12,13 June 2013
sp122 11,12 July 2013
sp123 8 August 2013
sp124 7 September 2013
sp125 3,4 October 2013
sp126 31 October 2013
sp127 6 December 2013
sp128 27 December 2013
sp129 16 January 2014
sp130 28,29 January 2014
sp201 1,6 September 2014
sp202 22 September 2014
sp203 22 October 2014
sp204 28,29 November 2014
dm19 1,2 December 2014
sp205 18 January 2015
sp206 6 February 2015
sp207 17 February 2015
sp208 17 April 2015
sp209 19 June 2015
dm20 11,12 September 2105
sp210 22 September 2105
sp211 5 October 2015
sp212 5 November 2015
dm22 10 November 2015
sp213 3 December 2015
sp214 12,13 December 2015
sp215 11 February 2016

For more information, contact Richard Binzel (rpb at mit.edu)