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Rosenbush et al. 1997

Rosenbush, V.K., V.V. Avramchuk, A.E. Rosenbush, and M.I. Mishchenko, 1997: Polarization properties of the Galilean Satellites of Jupiter: Observations and preliminary analysis. Astrophys. J., 487, 402-414, doi:10.1086/304584.

We present new detailed polarimetric measurements of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter with U, B, V, and R filters at phase angles ranging from 12° to nearly zero °. The polarization phase curves of Io, Europa, and Ganymede in the B, V, and R filters clearly show the presence of the polarization opposition effect in the form of a sharp peak of negative polarization centered at a very small phase angle of 0.6-0.7 ° and superimposed on the regular negative polarization branch. This phase angle is comparable to the width of the spike-like photometric opposition effect observed for Europa, thus indicating that both opposition phenomena are likely to be produced by the coherent backscattering mechanism. The U-filter values of Pmin for Io and Europa are close to 0.60% and 0.47%, respectively, and exceed the respective BVR values by a factor of almost 2. The BVR polarization for the trailing hemispheres of Io, Europa, and, especially, Ganymede is systematically stronger than that for the respective leading hemispheres. For Callisto, the leading hemisphere polarization is significantly stronger than that for the trailing hemisphere. The inversion angles for Io, Europa, and Ganymede are nearly wavelength-independent and close to 10.0, 8.6, and 8.8 °, respectively. The inversion angle for the trailing hemisphere of Callisto is also wavelength-independent and is in the range 12 - 13 °.

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@article{ro01100t,
  author={Rosenbush, V. K. and Avramchuk, V. V. and Rosenbush, A. E. and Mishchenko, M. I.},
  title={Polarization properties of the Galilean Satellites of Jupiter: Observations and preliminary analysis},
  year={1997},
  journal={Astrophys. J.},
  volume={487},
  pages={402--414},
  doi={10.1086/304584},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ro01100t
AU  - Rosenbush, V. K.
AU  - Avramchuk, V. V.
AU  - Rosenbush, A. E.
AU  - Mishchenko, M. I.
PY  - 1997
TI  - Polarization properties of the Galilean Satellites of Jupiter: Observations and preliminary analysis
JA  - Astrophys. J.
VL  - 487
SP  - 402
EP  - 414
DO  - 10.1086/304584
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