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Solar system science with subarcsecond slit spectroscopy
Author(s): Richard G. Dekany; Donald J. Banfield; Ben R. Oppenheimer; Antonin H. Bouchez; Michael E. Brown; Thomas L. Hayward; Bernhard Rainer Brandl; Mitchell Troy; Gary L. Brack; Thang Trinh; Fang Shi
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Paper Abstract

During its first year of shared-risk observations, the PALAO/PHARO adaptive optics system has been employed to obtain near-infrared R approximately 1000 spectra of solar system targets at spectroscopic slit widths of 0.5 and 0.1 arcsec, and corresponding spatial resolution along the slit as fine as 0.08 arcsec. Phenomena undergoing initial investigation include condensate formation in the atmospheres of Neptune, and the Saturnian moon, Titan. We present the results of this AO spectroscopy campaign and discuss AO specific considerations in the reduction and interpretation of this data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390309
Show Author Affiliations
Richard G. Dekany, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Donald J. Banfield, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Ben R. Oppenheimer, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Antonin H. Bouchez, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Michael E. Brown, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Thomas L. Hayward, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Bernhard Rainer Brandl, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Mitchell Troy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gary L. Brack, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Thang Trinh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Fang Shi, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4007:
Adaptive Optical Systems Technology
Peter L. Wizinowich, Editor(s)

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