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NASA Infrared Telescope Facility NSF Camera Images of D/Shoemaker-Levy 9 Impact and Aftermath


Abstract: This archive contains images of the P/SL-9 fragments pre-impact and the Jovian rings post-impact taken using the NASA/IRTF NSFCAM instrument. NSFCAM is a 256x256 InSb array with a variety of observing modes including imaging, polarimetry, and low-resoltuion grism spectroscopy. Plate scales of 0.3 arcseconds, 0.15 arcseconds, and 0.06 arcseconds are achieved with the 3-meter infrared IRTF telescope.

IRTF-J/C-NSFCAM-3-RDR-SL9-V1.0 [Errata] Browse Download (234.9 MB)

Citation to use when referencing this data set: "A'Hearn, M.A, P.A. Esterle, and C.M. Lisse, IRTF NSFCAM IMAGE DATA FROM THE SL9 IMPACT WITH JUPITER V1.0, IRTF-J/C-NSFCAM-3-RDR-SL9-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, 1996."

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