January 8, 2011: Dr. Michael David Hicks (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) contacted the AAVSO requesting precision photometry of three solar system objects in support of NASA's DAWN mission to Vesta. These objects, called "Vestoids", are near-Earth objects with similar reflectance spectra to Vesta itself, suggesting they may be fragments of that larger body.
The link below contains the list of current stars in the PEP database. V band observations of these stars may be reduced via the PEPObs web tool. This list is also used by the BVI reduction spreadsheet.
Click here to obtain a comma-separated (.csv) list of PEP target, comparison, and check stars. This file evolves over time. The current version is as of October 3, 2020. A "Change Log" can be found here.
The format of the lines is as follows: