Measurement of the Near Infrared Opposition Surge of Triton Near True OppositionApril

@inproceedings{Earle2009MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the Near Infrared Opposition Surge of Triton Near True OppositionApril},
  author={Dante Earle and Michael F. Skrutskie and Greg Black and O D Fox and Srikrishna Kanneganti and Anne J. Verbiscer},
  year={2009}
}
We present Near Infrared (J, H, Ks-band) photometry of Triton obtained around the opposition of August 13, 2007 UT. Observations were conducted using a HAWAII-1 infrared camera operating at the University of Virginia’s Fan Mountain Observatory’s 31-inch reflector. With Neptune near a node crossing, Triton reached solar phase angles as small as 0.009 degrees. Given a heliocentric distance of 30AU, the Sun’s angular radius was only 0.008 degrees. The observing campaign took place in two part; one… CONTINUE READING