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Photometry of Mercury from SOHO/LASCO and Earth: The Phase Function from 2 to 170°
Abstract CCD observations of Mercury were obtained with the large angle spectrometric coronograph (LASCO) on the solar and heliospheric observatory spacecraft, near superior and inferior solar
Characterization of terrestrial exoplanets based on the phase curves and albedos of Mercury, Venus and Mars
Abstract The empirically derived phase curves of terrestrial planets strongly distinguish between airless Mercury, cloud-covered Venus, and the intermediate case of Mars. The function for Mercury is
Photoelectric B and V photometry of this fast nova is reported. Maximum apparent magnitude was V = 6m.04, (B-V) = 0m.55, at JD2443764.1. Times t2 and t3 were 14.2 and 27.5 days in B. The
Comprehensive wide-band magnitudes and albedos for the planets, with applications to exo-planets and Planet Nine
Abstract Complete sets of reference magnitudes in all 7 Johnson-Cousins bands (U, B, V, R, I, RC and IC) and the 5 principal Sloan bands (u’, g’, r’, i', and z’) are presented for the 8 planets.
The Spherical Bolometric Albedo of Planet Mercury
Published reflectance data covering several different wavelength intervals has been combined and analyzed in order to determine the spherical bolometric albedo of Mercury. The resulting value of
Jovian satellite positions from Hubble Space Telescope images
An accurate technique has been developed for measuring planetocentric positions of Jupiter's satellites from Wide Field/Planetary Camera images. Our method of finding the centers of the satellites
Determination of relative site motions in the western United States using Mark III Very Long Baseline Interferometry
Four years of very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) measurements involving fixed and mobile stations in the western United States are analyzed using weighted least squares. Baseline solution time
Venus phase function and forward scattering from H2SO4
Abstract Ground-based and spacecraft photometry covering phase angles from 2° to 179° has been acquired in wavelength bands from blue to near infrared. An unexpected brightness surge is seen in the B
The Radius of Jupiter and Its Polar Haze
Abstract CCD photometry of Jupiter's satellite Callisto in eclipse has been fitted to model light curves to determine polar radii of 67,168±50 km (north) and 67,106±62 km (south). These values are