Polarimetry of saturnian satellite Rhea
|1Zaitsev, SV, 1Kiselev, NN, 1Rosenbush, VK, 2Kolesnikov, SV |
1Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
2Scientific Research Institute "Astronomical Observatory" of Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Odessa, Ukraine
|Kinemat. fiz. nebesnyh tel (Online) 2015, 31(6):23-31|
|Start Page: Dynamics and Physics of Solar System Bodies|
We present results of polarimetric observations of Saturn’s moon Rhea carried out from March 23, 2012 — May 2, 2014 in WR spectral band (550—750 nm). We used 2.6-m telescope equipped with a one-channel photoelectric photometer-polarimeter (Crimean Astrophysical Observatory). The phase-angle dependence of linear polarization of Rhea was obtained using the results of our observations. Results obtained are discussed in terms of existing models of light scattering by regolith surfaces.
|Keywords: polarimetry, Saturn's satellites|
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