Friday, April 21, 2017

Spectral Guide for Earth-based Observers to Complement Akatsuki Mission


Overview

Meant as a guide for Earth-based observers of Venus (professional and amateur), Overview of useful spectral regions for Venus: An update to encourage observations complementary to the Akatsuki mission provides detailed information regarding the wavelengths at which observations should be made to complement the Akatsuki mission at Venus.

Two tables (one for day side observing, the other for night side) provide opportunities across a "spectrum" of wavelengths, indicating what products are likely involved, the altitude being observed at that wavelength, and the suspected processes occurring there.  Citations to previous work at the various wavelengths are also provided.

The paper is available to all under a Creative Commons License.



References:

  • Peralta, J., Lee, Y., McGouldrick, K., Sagawa, H., S├ínchez-Lavega, A., Imamura, T., Widemann, T., & Nakamura, M. (2017). Overview of useful spectral regions for Venus: An update to encourage observations complementary to the Akatsuki mission Icarus, 288, 235-239 DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.01.027
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