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Solar system science with subarcsecond slit spectroscopy

Dekany, R. and Banfield, D. and Oppenheimer, B. R. and Bouchez, A. and Brown, M. and Hayward, T. and Brandl, B. and Troy, M. and Brack, G. and Trinh, T. and Shi, F. (2000) Solar system science with subarcsecond slit spectroscopy. In: Adaptive Optical Systems Technology. Proceedings of SPIE. No.4007. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 221-225. ISBN 9780819436320.

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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.

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Additional Information:© 2000 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Observations at the Palomar Observatory were made as part of a continuing collaborative agreement between Palomar Observatory, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Cornell University. Partial support for this research has been provided by NASA Planetary Astronomy Program, NAG 5-7919.
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Subject Keywords:Adaptive optics, slit spectroscopy, Neptune, Titan
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:4007
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Official Citation: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, "Solar system science with subarcsecond slit spectroscopy," Proc. SPIE 4007, Adaptive Optical Systems Technology, (7 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.390309
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