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.

Data Set Info
EAR-P-I0962/I0964-5-BENECCHIOCC-V1.0 Browse Download (1.9 Gb)

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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