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Record 99 of 1718
Rotationally resolved midultraviolet studies of Triton and the Pluto/Charon system. I - IUE results
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/0019-1035(91)90056-Y
Author and Affiliation:
Stern, S. A.(Colorado, University, Boulder, United States)
Brosch, Noah(Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Barker, Edwin S.(McDonald Observatory, Austin, TX, United States)
Gladstone, G. R.(California, University, Berkeley, United States)
Abstract: The present uniform analysis of the full set of IUE spectra of Pluto + Charon and Triton attempts to characterize these objects' UV photometric properties variation with rotational phase, giving attention to the 2550-3200 A range. The visible-UV color differentiation increases as Pluto reaches its maximum bolometric brightness; the IUE data suggests that this could be due to a UV surface absorption feature on Pluto or Charon. Typical UV albedos are found on Triton which agree with Voyager photopolarimeter results; Pluto's albedo is much lower than that of Triton, but the amplitude of the Pluto UV lightcurve is greater than that of Triton.
Publication Date: Aug 01, 1991
Document ID:
19910063815
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A48438
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Icarus (ISSN 0019-1035); 92; 332-341
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAG5-1151
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Colorado Univ.; Boulder, CO, United States
Tel-Aviv Univ.; Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel
McDonald Observatory; Austin, TX, United States
California Univ.; Berkeley, CA, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ASTRONOMICAL SPECTROSCOPY; CHARON; IUE; ROTATIONAL SPECTRA; TRITON; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA; ANGULAR RESOLUTION; LIGHT CURVE; PLUTO (PLANET); VOYAGER PROJECT
Imprint And Other Notes: Icarus (ISSN 0019-1035), vol. 92, Aug. 1991, p. 332-341.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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