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Giotto Optical Probe Experiment Photopolarimetry of Comet Halley


Abstract: The OPE photopolarimeter was designed to measure the polarized components of the light in seven bandpasses or channels, ranging from the near ultraviolet to the near infrared. Three channels (so- called blue, green and red) were devoted to the observation of the scattering of solar light by cometary dust grains, in emission-free countinuum bands. Four other channels (so called OH, CN, CO+, C2) were devoted to the observation of light emitted by cometary gases.

GIO-C-OPE-3-RDR-HALLEY-V1.0 Browse Download (629.3 KB)

Citation to use when referencing this data set: "Levasseur- Regourd, A. C., Giovane, F., M. A'Hearn, E. Grayzeck, and A.C. Raugh, GIOTTO OPTICAL PROBE PHASE MEASUREMENTS V1.0, GIO-C-OPE-3-RDR-HALLEY-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 1989."

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