Kharkiv Karazin National University School of Physics, Department of Astronomy and Space Computer Science



Scientific directions

Laboratorial and theoretical investigations of interaction electromagnetic waves with rough planetary surfaces.
Studying chemical-mineralogical and geological-morphological properties Moon and planet surfaces from Earth observations and space missions.
Studying physical properties of asteroids, Trans-Neptunian objects, comets and asteroid hazard.
Solar service, studying active processes in solar chromospheres, Space weather.
Observations gravitational lensing of quasars and development of methods of enhancement angular resolution of earth-base telescopes.
Modeling interiors of substars, characteristics of near Sun stars and Galaxy structure.
Positional astronomy,
building inertial coordinate system.

Scientific publications of astronomy department in journals with high citation index for last 5 years

  1. Zubko E., Weinberger A., Zubko N., Shkuratov Y., Videen G. Umov effect in single-scattering dust particles: effect of irregular shape. Optics Letters 2017, 42(10), May 15, No. 1962.
  2. Zubko E, Videen G. Zubko N., Shkuratov Y. Reflectance of micron-sized dust particles retrieved with the Umov law. Journ. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Transfer 2017, 190, 1-6.
  3. Yuffa A., Kaydash V., Korokhin V., Shkuratov Y., Zubko E., Videen G. Phase-ratio imaging as applied to desert sands for tracking human presence. Appl. Opt. 2017, 56, B184-B190.
  4. Shkuratov Y., Zubko E., Videen G. 2017. Interpreting lunar polarimetric anomalies at large phase angles. Icarus, Volume 296, p. 117-122.
  5. Belskaya, I.N., Fornasier, S., Tozzi, G.P., Gil-Hutton, R., Cellino, A., Antonyuk, K., Krugly, Y.N., Dovgopol, A.N., Faggi, S. Refining the asteroid taxonomy by polarimetric observations. Icarus. Volume 284, 1 March 2017, Pages 30-42.
  6. Bagnulo S., Belskaya I., Stinson A., Christou A., Borisov G. B. Broadband linear polarization of Jupiter Trojans. Astron. Astroph., 2016. V. 585, id.A122, 12 pp.
  7. Cellino A., Ammannito E., Magni G., Gil-Hutton R., Tedesco E. F., Belskaya I. N., De Sanctis M. C., Schröder S., Preusker F., Manara A. The Dawn exploration of (4) Vesta as the 'ground truth' to interpret asteroid polarimetry. MNRAS, 2016. V. 456, Issue 1, p.248-262.
  8. Cellino A., Ammannito E., Bagnulo S., Belskaya I. N., Gil-Hutton R., Tanga P., Tedesco E. F. Recent advances in asteroid polarimetry. Memorie della Societa Astronomica Italiana, 2016, v. 87, p. 93.
  9. Bockelée-Morvan D., Gil-Hutton R., Hestroffer D., Belskaya I.N., Davidsson B., Dotto E., Fitzsimmons A., Hestroffer D., Kawakita H., Mothe-Diniz T., Licandro J., Wooden D.H., Yano H. Division F Commission 15: Physical Study of Comets and Minor Planets. Transactions of the IAU, 2016. Volume 29A, p. 316-339.
  10. Feller C., Fornasier S., Hasselmann P. H., Barucci A., Preusker F., Scholten F., Jorda L., Pommerol A., Jost B., Poch O., ElMaary M. R., Thomas N., Belskaya I., Pajola M., Sierks H., Barbieri C., Lamy P. L., Koschny D., Rickman H., Rodrigo R., Agarwal J., A'Hearn M., Bertaux J.-L., Bertini I., Boudreault S., Cremonese G., Da Deppo V., Davidsson B. J. R., Debei S., DeCecco M., Deller J., Fulle M., Giquel A., Groussin O., Gutierrez P. J., Guttler C., Hofmann M., Hviid S. F., Keller H., Ip W.-H., Knollenberg J., Kovacs G., Kramm J.-R., Kuhrt E., Kuppers M., Lara M. L., Lazzarin M., Leyrat C., Lopez Moreno J. J., Marzari F., Masoumzadeh N., Mottola S., Naletto G., Perna D., Oklay N., Shi X., Tubiana C., Vincent J.-B. Decimetre-scaled spectrophotometric properties of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from OSIRIS observations. MNRAS, 2016, Volume 462, Issue Suppl_1, p. S287-S303.
  11. Grynko Y., Shkuratov Y., Förstner J. Light scattering by irregular particles much larger than the wavelength with wavelength-scale surface roughness. Optics Letters 2016, 41, 3491-3494 doi: 10.1364/OL.41.003491.
  12. Korokhin V., Shkuratov Y., Kaydash V., Basilevsky A., Rohachova L., Velikodsky Y., Opanasenko N., Videen G., Stankevich D., Kaluhina O. Characterization of a photometric anomaly in the lunar mare Nubium. Planetary and Space Science. 2016. Volume 122, Pages 70Ц87.
  13. Shkuratov Y., Kaydash V., Rohacheva L., Korokhin V., Ivanov M., Velikodsky Y., Videen G.. Comparison of lunar red spots including the crater Copernicus. Icarus, 2016. Volume 272, Pages 125Ц139.
  14. Velikodsky Yu.I., Korokhin V.V., Shkuratov Yu.G., Kaydash V.G., Videen G. Opposition effect of the Moon from LROC WAC data. Icarus, 2016. Volume 275, Pages 1Ц15.
  15. Shevchenko V. G., Belskaya I. N., Muinonen K., Penttilä A., Krugly Y. N., Velichko F. P., Chiorny V. G., Slyusarev I. G., Gaftonyuk N. M., Tereschenko I. A. Asteroid observations at low phase angles. IV. Average parameters for the new H, G1, G2 magnitude system. // Planet. Space Sci. 2016. V. 123. P. 101-116.
  16. Penttilä A., Shevchenko V. G., Wilkman O., Muinonen K. H, G1, G2 phase function extended to low-accuracy data. Planet. Space Sci. 2016. V. 123. P. 117-125.
  17. Shkuratov Y., Opanasenko N., Korokhin V., Videen G. The Moon. In: Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems / Eds.: L. Kolokolova, J. Hough, and A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd. Cambridge University Press. United Kingdom 2015. 303-319.
  18. West R., Yanamandra-Fisher P., Korokhin V. Gas giant planets, Saturn's rings, and Titan. In: Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems / Eds.: L. Kolokolova, J. Hough, and A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd. Cambridge University Press. United Kingdom 2015. 320-339
  19. Cellino A., Gil-Hutton R., Belskaya I. Polarimetry of asteroids. In: Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems / Eds.: L. Kolokolova, J. Hough, and A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd. Cambridge University Press. United Kingdom 2015. 360-378
  20. Belskaya I.N., Bagnulo S. Polarimetry of transneptunian objects and centaurs. In: Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems / Eds.: L. Kolokolova, J. Hough, and A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd. Cambridge University Press. United Kingdom 2015. 405-418
  21. Kaydash V., Shkuratov Y., Wolff M., Videen G. Terrestrial planets. In: Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems / Eds.: L. Kolokolova, J. Hough, and A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd. Cambridge University Press. United Kingdom 2015. 289-302.
  22. Levasseur-Regourd A.C., Renard J.-B., Shkuratov Y., Hadamcik E. Laboratory studies. In: Polarimetry of Stars and Planetary Systems / Eds.: L. Kolokolova, J. Hough, and A.-C. Levasseur-Regourd. Cambridge University Press. United Kingdom 2015. 62-80
  23. Krugly Yu., Е, Belskaya I., Sergeev A., Shevchenko V., Slyusarev I., et al. ISON participation in Gaia-FUN-SSO campaigns. Proceedings of GAIA-FUN-SSO 2014 Third УGaia Follow-up Network for Solar System ObjectsФ. Legal Deposite Ц June 2015 ISBN 2-910015-73-4. P. 93-98.
  24. Zubko E., Shkuratov Y., Videen G. Retrieval of dust-particle refractive index using the phenomenon of negative polarization. Journ. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Transfer 2015, 151, 38-42.
  25. Zubko E., Shkuratov Y., Videen G. Effect of morphology on light scattering by agglomerates. Journ. Quant. Spectrosc. Rad. Transfer 2015, 150, 42Ц54.
  26. Zubko E., Videen G., Shkuratov Y., Hines D. C., Kaydash V., Muinonen K., Knight M. M., Sitko M. L., Lisse C. M., Mutchler M., Wooden D. H., Li J.-Y., Kobayashi H. Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) coma composition at ∼4 au from HST observations. Planet. Space Sci. 2015, V. 118, P. 138Ц163.
  27. Zakhozhay O.V., del Burgo C. and Zakhozhay V.A. Geometry of highly inclined protoplanetary disks // Advances in Astronomy and Space Physics Ц 2015. Ц Vol. 5. Ц P. 33-38.
  28. Hromakina, T. A., Starukhina, L. V., Belskaya, I. N., Korokhin, V. V. Modeling of the spectral properties of the dwarf planet Makemake // Professional Journal Bulletin. Series of Physics. 2015. Ц Vol. 1158. Ц Issue 22. Ц p. 10-12.
  29. Shevchenko V. G., Slyusarev I. G., Belskaya I. N. Revised Albedos of Trojan asteroids (911) Agamemnon and (4709) Ennomos. Meteoritic and Planetary Sciences. 2014. Vol. 49, No. 1, p. 103-108.
  30. Korokhin V.V., Velikodsky Yu.I., Shalygin E.V., Shkuratov Yu.G., Kaydash V.G., Gorden V. Retrieving lunar topography from multispectral LROC images. Planetary and Space Science. 2014. Vol. 92, p. 65Ц76.
  31. Kaydash V., Shkuratov Y., Videen G. Dark halos and rays of young lunar craters: A new insight into interpretation. Icarus 2014. Vol. 231, p. 22-33.
  32. Hines D.C., Videen G., Zubko E., Muinonen K., Shkuratov Y., Kaydash V.G., Knight M.M., Sitko M.L., Lisse C.M., Mutchler M., Hammer D., Yanamandra-Fisher P.A. Hubble space telescope pre-perihelion ACS/WFC imaging polarimetry of comet ISON (C/2012 S1) at 3.81 AU. Astrophysical Journal Letters. 2014. Vol. 780, L32, 5 p.
  33. Fedorov P. N., Akhmetov V. S., Shulga V. M. The reference frame for the XPM2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2014. Vol. 440, Issue 1, p.624-630.
  34. Zubko E., Muinonen K., Munoz O., Shkuratov Y., et al. Lightscattering by feldspar particles: Comparison of model agglomerate debris particles with laboratory samples. JQSRT 2013. V. 131, p. 175-187.
  35. Kaydash V., Pieters C., Shkuratov Y., Korokhin V. Lunar opposition effect as inferred from Chandrayaan-1 M3 data. JQSRT 2013. V. 118, p. 1221-1232.
  36. Shkuratov Y., Kaydash V., Korokhin V., et al. Response the comments by B. Hapke on "A critical assessment of the Hapke photometric model". JQSRT 2013, V. 116, p. 191-195.
  37. Shkuratov Y., Kaydash V., Sysolyatina X., Razim A.,Videen G. Lunar surface traces of engine jets of Soviet sample return probes: The enigma of the Luna-23 and Luna-24 landing sites. Planetary and Space Science. V. 75, No. 1, p. 28-36.
  38. Zubko E., Muinonen K., Shkuratov Y., Videen G. Characteristics of cometary dust derived from polarimetry by Giotto. Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 2013. V. 430 (2), 1118-1124.
  39. Bannikova E.Yu., Kontorovich V.M., Poslavsky S.A. Collapse and backward motion of axisymmetric toroidal vortices in an accretion flow. JETF 2013. V. 117, No. 2, P. 378-384.
  40. Belskaya I. N., Bagnulo S., Stinson A., Tozzi G. P., Muinonen K., Shkuratov Yu. G., Barucci M. A., Fornasier S. Polarimetry of trans-Neptunian objects (136472) Makemake and (90482) Orcus. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2012, V. 547, A101, 5 pp.
  41. Kaydash V. G.; Shkuratov Yu. G. Structural disturbances of the lunar surface caused by spacecraft. Solar System Research. 2012. V. 46, No. 2, pp.108-118.
  42. Kaydash V., Shkuratov Y., Videen G. Phase-ratio imagery as a planetary remote-sensing tool. JQSRT 2012, V. 113, pp. 2601-2607.
  43. Petrov D., Shkuratov Y., Videen G. Light scattering by arbitrary shaped particles with rough surfaces: Sh-matrices approach. JQSRT 2012, V. 113, pp. 2406-2418.
  44. Shkuratov Y., Kaydash V., Videen G. The lunar crater Giordano Bruno as seen with optical roughness imagery. Icarus 2012. v. 217, pp. 202-208.
  45. Shkuratov Y., Kaydash V., Korokhin V., Velikodsky Y., Е, Stankevich D., et al. A critical assessment of the Hapke photometric model. JQSRT 2012, V. 113, pp. 2431-2456.
  46. Bannikova E.Yu., Karnaushenko A.V., Kontorovich V.M., Shulga V.M. A new exact solution of Kompaneets equation for a shock front. Astronomy Reports. 2012, V.56, P.496-503.
  47. Bannikova E.Yu., Vakulik V.G., Shulga V.M. N-body simulation of a clumpy torus: application to active galactic nuclei. Mon. Not. Royal Astron. Society, 2012, V.424, P. 820-829.
  48. Ďurech J., Е, Shevchenko V. G., Slyusarev I.G. et al. Analysis of the rotation period of asteroids (1865) Cerberus, (2100) Ra-Shalom, and (3103) Eger Ц search for the YORP effect. Astron. Astrophys. 2012. Vol. 547, p. A10-A19.
  49. Vavilova I. B., Pakulyak L. K., Е Fedorov P. N., Akhmetov V. S. et al. Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies, 2012, vol. 28, issue 2, pp. 85-102.
  50. Zubko E., Muinonen K., Shkuratov Y., Hadamcik E., Levasseur-Regourd A.-C., Videen G. Evaluating the carbon depletion found by the Stardust mission in Comet 81P/Wild 2. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2012, V. 544, L8, 4 pp.
  51. Shevchenko V.G., Belskaya I.N., Slyusarev I.G., Krugly Yu.N., Chiorny V.G., Gaftonyuk N.M., Donchev Z., Ivanova V., Ibrahimov M.A., Ehgamberdiev Sh.A., Molotov I.E. Opposition effect of Trojan asteroids.// Icarus 2012, v. 217, pp. 202-208.
  52. Pravec P., Scheirich P., Vokrouhlicky D., Е, V. Shevchenko, I. Molotov, F. Marchis. Binary asteroid population. 2. Anisotropic distribution of orbit poles of small, inner main-belt binaries.// Icarus 2012, v. 218, pp. 125-143.