IRTF Data Archive Program Information

# # Program information file # PROGRAM_ID 2023B021 PROGRAM_TITLE NIR Spectral characterization of a primordial asteroid family in the inner Main Belt PROGRAM_INV1 Bryce Bolin PROGRAM_INV2 Chrysa Avdellidou PROGRAM_INV3 Marco Delbo PROGRAM_INV4 Casey Lisse PROGRAM_INV5 PROGRAM_SCICAT main-belt / Trojan asteroids PROGRAM_ABSTRACT_BEG We propose to investigate a newly discovered family in the inner-Main Belt reported to be >4 Gyrs-old in its connection to other families in the inner-Main Belt. We will take NIR spectra of our targets belonging to this newly discovered family and compare them to the NIR spectrum found in the literature of nearby families in the inner-Main belt. One of the outcomes of our observations could be that the spectra of our primordial family targets could be similar to those of other inner-Main belt families possibly suggesting a link between the primordial families in the inner-Main Belt. PROGRAM_ABSTRACT_END