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Rosenbush and Mishchenko 2011

Rosenbush, V.K., and M.I. Mishchenko, 2011: Opposition optical phenomena in planetary astrophysics: Observational results. In Polarimetric Detection, Characterization, and Remote Sensing. M.I. Mishchenko, Y.S. Yatskiv, V.K. Rosenbush, and G. Videen, Eds., NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security. Springer, pp. 409-436.

The photometric phenomenon in the form of a nonlinear increase of brightness at small phase angles and a negative branch of polarization are typical of the majority of Solar System bodies. In addition, some high-albedo objects reveal a backscattering polarization feature in the form of a spike-like negative-polarization minimum called the polarization opposition effect. These optical phenomena are important tests of our theoretical descriptions of light scattering by regolith planetary surfaces. In this chapter we review the recent progress in the study of optical opposition phenomena in planetary astrophysics. We primarily focus on the results of polarimetric observations of asteroids, the Galilean satellites of Jupiter, the Saturnian satellite Iapetus, Centaurs, and trans-Neptunian objects at back-scattering geometries including phase angles approaching zero.

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@inproceedings{ro01210n,
  author={Rosenbush, V. K. and Mishchenko, M. I.},
  editor={Mishchenko, M. I. and Yatskiv, Y. S. and Rosenbush, V. K. and Videen, G.},
  title={Opposition optical phenomena in planetary astrophysics: Observational results},
  booktitle={Polarimetric Detection, Characterization, and Remote Sensing},
  year={2011},
  pages={409--436},
  publisher={Springer},
  address={Dordrecht, The Netherlands},
  series={NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security},
}

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BT  - Polarimetric Detection, Characterization, and Remote Sensing
T3  - NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
SP  - 409
EP  - 436
PB  - Springer
CY  - Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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