Shape and rotation of 2008 TC3
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Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Rep., Ondrejov, Czech Republic

Photometric observations of the asteroid 2008 TC3 taken at 2008 Oct. 6 and 7 revealed that it was in a nonprincipal axis rotation state. We constructed a numerical model of the asteroid's shape and rotation. The asteroid was in a longaxis mode of excited rotation. The two frequencies of the asteroid were 1/(99.173 s) and 1/(96.988 s), corresponding to rotation and precession, respectively. We will present a numerical model of the tumbling asteroid.


