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Exploring small bodies in the outer solar system with stellar occultationsStellar occultation observations probe the atmospheric structure and extinction of outer solar system bodies with a spatial resolution of a few kilometers, and an airborne platform allows the observation of occultations by small bodies that are not visible from fixed telescopes. Results from occultations by Triton, Pluto, and Chiron observed with KAO are discussed, and future directions for this program are presented.
Document ID
19960003654
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Elliot, Jim L. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA., United States)
Dunham, Edward W. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Olkin, C. B. (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Airborne Astronomy Symposium on the Galactic Ecosystem: From Gas to Stars to Dust, Volume 73
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.