P445.3 (Pluto) Occultation

The dataset include simultaneous imaging obtained at the MMT in the infrared (H-band, 1.65 micron) and visible (unfiltered, approximately 0.24-1.24 micron) of Pluto occulting the star P445.3 (2UCAC 25823784) on 2007 March 18. The measurements included in the dataset were obtained continuously from 10:10:00 to 11:30:00 UTC. The midpoint of the occultation, at the MMT, was 10:53:49+/-00:01. The event was grazing and gives information about the atmosphere of Pluto to a depth of 1348 km above the surface. Images from the other observing sites for this event are not contained within this dataset, however lightcurve tables are included.

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Use the following citation to reference this data set:

"Benecchi, S. D., McCarthy, D. W., Kulesa, C. A., Hubbard, W. B., Person, M. J., Elliot, J. L., and Gulbis, A. A. S., P445.3 (Pluto) Occultation V1.0. EAR-P-I0962/I0964-5-BENECCHIOCC-V1.0. NASA Planetary Data System, 2010."

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