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Esposito et al. 1983

Esposito, L.W., M. O'Callaghan, K.E. Simmons, C.W. Hord, R.A. West, A.L. Lane, R.B. Ponphrey, D.L. Coffeen, and M. Sato, 1983: Voyager photopolarimeter stellar occultation of Saturn's rings. J. Geophys. Res., 88, 8643-8649, doi:10.1029/JA088iA11p08643.

On August 25, 1981, the Voyager 2 photopolarimeter system observed a stellar occultation by Saturn's rings. We present a brief description of this experiment along with details of of the data reduction. The occultation results are given in tabular and graphical form at a resolution of 60 km. Histograms of the frequency of optical depth show dominantly unimodal distributions in each of the classical ring elements. The frequency distribution of the entire ring system shows three modes at tau ≈ 0.08, tau ≈ 0.5, and tau ≳ 2.50.

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  author={Esposito, L. W. and O'Callaghan, M. and Simmons, K. E. and Hord, C. W. and West, R. A. and Lane, A. L. and Ponphrey, R. B. and Coffeen, D. L. and Sato, M.},
  title={Voyager photopolarimeter stellar occultation of Saturn's rings},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},

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ID  - es04000r
AU  - Esposito, L. W.
AU  - O'Callaghan, M.
AU  - Simmons, K. E.
AU  - Hord, C. W.
AU  - West, R. A.
AU  - Lane, A. L.
AU  - Ponphrey, R. B.
AU  - Coffeen, D. L.
AU  - Sato, M.
PY  - 1983
TI  - Voyager photopolarimeter stellar occultation of Saturn's rings
JA  - J. Geophys. Res.
JO  - Journal of Geophysical Research
VL  - 88
SP  - 8643
EP  - 8649
DO  - 10.1029/JA088iA11p08643
ER  -

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