THE IMPACT OF COMET SL9 WITH JUPITER - IR OBSERVATIONS AT TIRGO

Citation
Gp. Tozzi et al., THE IMPACT OF COMET SL9 WITH JUPITER - IR OBSERVATIONS AT TIRGO, Earth, moon, and planets, 66(1), 1994, pp. 83-89
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Astronomy & Astrophysics","Geosciences, Interdisciplinary
Journal title
ISSN journal
0167-9295
Volume
66
Issue
1
Year of publication
1994
Pages
83 - 89
Database
ISI
SICI code
0167-9295(1994)66:1<83:TIOCSW>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Infrared images of Jupiter have been obtained on 5 nights before, duri ng and shortly after the period of the impacts of the fragments of com et Shoemaker-Levy 9 (1993e) with the giant planet. Long lived bright s pots produced by the impacts have been measured and analyzed. By measu ring the intensity variation of the spots as a function of Jupiter rot ation we show that these spots ace likely constituted by large and thi n clouds of dust located above the methane layer. The IR relative albe dos has been also measured for some of these spots.