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Title:
Features in Saturn's rings
Authors:
Esposito, Larry W.; Harris, Craig C.; Simmons, Karen E.
Affiliation:
AA(Colorado, University, Boulder), AB(Colorado, University, Boulder), AC(Colorado, University, Boulder)
Publication:
Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ISSN 0067-0049), vol. 63, March 1987, p. 749-770. (ApJS Homepage)
Publication Date:
03/1987
Category:
Lunar and Planetary Exploration
Origin:
STI
NASA/STI Keywords:
Polarimetry, Saturn Rings, Tables (Data), Voyager 2 Spacecraft, Stellar Occultation
DOI:
10.1086/191181
Bibliographic Code:
1987ApJS...63..749E

Abstract

A systematic, uniform search of Voyage 2 photopolarimeter system (PSS) data set for all significant features of Saturn's rings is described. On August 25, 1981, the PSS observed the occultation of the star Delta Scorpii by the rings of Saturn, and the timing of the data taking was rapid enough that the spatial resolution in the radial direction in the ring plane was better than 100 m. Tabular information and figures for 216 significant features that were found are presented.

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