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Title: Neptune and Titan Observed with Keck Telescope Adaptive Optics

Abstract

The authors report on observations taken during engineering science validation time using the new adaptive optics system at the 10-m Keck II Telescope. They observe Neptune and Titan at near-infrared wavelengths. These objects are ideal for adaptive optics imaging because they are bright and small, yet have many diffraction-limited resolution elements across their disks. In addition Neptune and Titan have prominent physical features, some of which change markedly with time. They have observed infrared-bright storms on Neptune, and very low-albedo surface regions on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, Spatial resolution on Neptune and Titan was 0.05-0.06 and 0.04-0.05 arc sec, respectively.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
792749
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC-136493
TRN: US200302%%215
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-Eng-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SPIE, Munich (DE), 03/27/2000--03/31/2000; Other Information: PBD: 5 May 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; MOON; OPTICS; RESOLUTION; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; STORMS; TELESCOPES; VALIDATION; WAVELENGTHS

Citation Formats

Max, C E, Macintosh, B A, Gibbard, S, Gavel, D T, Roe, H, De Pater, I, Ghez, A M, Acton, S, Wizinowich, P L, and Lai, O. Neptune and Titan Observed with Keck Telescope Adaptive Optics. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Max, C E, Macintosh, B A, Gibbard, S, Gavel, D T, Roe, H, De Pater, I, Ghez, A M, Acton, S, Wizinowich, P L, & Lai, O. Neptune and Titan Observed with Keck Telescope Adaptive Optics. United States.
Max, C E, Macintosh, B A, Gibbard, S, Gavel, D T, Roe, H, De Pater, I, Ghez, A M, Acton, S, Wizinowich, P L, and Lai, O. Fri . "Neptune and Titan Observed with Keck Telescope Adaptive Optics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/792749.
@article{osti_792749,
title = {Neptune and Titan Observed with Keck Telescope Adaptive Optics},
author = {Max, C E and Macintosh, B A and Gibbard, S and Gavel, D T and Roe, H and De Pater, I and Ghez, A M and Acton, S and Wizinowich, P L and Lai, O},
abstractNote = {The authors report on observations taken during engineering science validation time using the new adaptive optics system at the 10-m Keck II Telescope. They observe Neptune and Titan at near-infrared wavelengths. These objects are ideal for adaptive optics imaging because they are bright and small, yet have many diffraction-limited resolution elements across their disks. In addition Neptune and Titan have prominent physical features, some of which change markedly with time. They have observed infrared-bright storms on Neptune, and very low-albedo surface regions on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, Spatial resolution on Neptune and Titan was 0.05-0.06 and 0.04-0.05 arc sec, respectively.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
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