Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 – 24 September 2021
Europlanet Science Congress 2021
Virtual meeting
13 September – 24 September 2021
EPSC Abstracts
Vol. 15, EPSC2021-425, 2021
Europlanet Science Congress 2021
© Author(s) 2022. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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

David Morate1,5,6, Jorge Marcio Carvano1, Alvaro Alvarez-Candal1,2,3, Mário De Prá4, Javier Licandro5,6, Andrés Galarza1, Max Mahlke7,8, and Enrique Solano-Márquez8
David Morate et al.
  • 1Observatório Nacional, COAA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (
  • 2Instituto Universitario de Física Aplicada a las Ciencias y las Tecnologías, Universidad de Alicante, San Vicent del Raspeig, E03080, Alicante, Spain
  • 3Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, CSIC, Apt 3004, E18080 Granada, Spain
  • 4Florida Space Institute, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
  • 5Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), C/Vía Láctea s/n, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
  • 6Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
  • 7Université Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Laboratoire Lagrange, Bd. De l’Observatoire, CS 34229, 06304 Nice cedex 4, France
  • 8Departmento de Astrofísica, Centro de Astrobiología (CSIC-INTA), ESAC Campus, Camino Bajo del Castillo s/n Villanueva de la Cañada, E-28692 Madrid, Spain; Spanish Virtual Observatory, Spain

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) of ∼8 500 deg2 of the sky observable from Javalambre (Teruel, Spain). Due to its characteristics and strategy of observation, this survey will let us analyze a great number of Solar System small bodies, with improved spectrophotometric resolution with respect to previous large-area photometric surveys in optical wavelengths.

The main goal of this work is to present here 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.

Using the compiled photometric data we obtained very-low-resolution reflectance (photospectra) 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.

We present photometric data in the J-PLUS filters for a total of 3 122 minor bodies (3 666 before outlier removal), and we discuss the main issues of the data, as well as some guidelines to solve them.

How to cite: Morate, D., Marcio Carvano, J., Alvarez-Candal, A., De Prá, M., Licandro, J., Galarza, A., Mahlke, M., and Solano-Márquez, E.: J-PLUS: A first glimpse at spectrophotometry of asteroids – The MOOJa catalog, Europlanet Science Congress 2021, online, 13–24 Sep 2021, EPSC2021-425,, 2021.

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