Data Set Information
DATA_SET_NAME POLARIMETRY OF PLANETARY SATELLITES V1.0
DATA_SET_ID EAR-SA-COMPIL-3-SATPOL-V1.0
NSSDC_DATA_SET_ID NULL
DATA_SET_TERSE_DESCRIPTION Compilation of polarimetry of planetary satellites, dated Apr. 15, 2012
DATA_SET_DESCRIPTION
Data Set Overview
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    This compilation by Zaitsev, Rosenbush, and Kiselev presents a collection
    of 2355 published and 105 unpublished results in planetary satellite
    polarimetry. The database contains 2460 measurements of linear
    polarization of planetary satellites including 15 measurements of
    polarization for the Martian satellites (Phobos and Deimos), 2318
    measurements for 5 Jovian satellites (Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, and
    Himalia), 127 measurements for 2 Saturnian satellites (Titan and Iapetus).
 
    The broad-band measurements within the spectral region 233-850 nm are
    presented. The range of phase angles is 0.1-154 deg. The geometric
    conditions of observations (phase angle, planetographic longitude and
    latitude of the target disk center seen by the observer, and position
    angle of the scattering plane) are calculated for given moments of time
    according to the JPL Horizons ephemeris system. We have compiled 19
    references to the published papers and some unpublished sources.
 
    The data are provided in a tabular ASCII format in the data file
    'polsat.tab'.  The references cited for each entry are provided in full in
    the file 'polsatrefs.tab'. The database can be used as the observational
    basis for detailed theoretical modeling, interpretation of the phase-angle
    and spectral dependence of polarization, and for selecting future
    space-mission targets.
 
    It is planned to include polarimetry results for Saturn's Rings, as well
    as our not yet published results for satellites of Saturn and Uranus, in a
    future update of this data set.
DATA_SET_RELEASE_DATE 2012-05-30T00:00:00.000Z
START_TIME 1966-12-12T12:00:00.000Z
STOP_TIME 2011-11-01T12:00:00.000Z
MISSION_NAME SUPPORT ARCHIVES
MISSION_START_DATE 2004-03-22T12:00:00.000Z
MISSION_STOP_DATE N/A (ongoing)
TARGET_NAME SATELLITE
TARGET_TYPE SATELLITE
INSTRUMENT_HOST_ID PUBLIT
INSTRUMENT_NAME COMPILATION
INSTRUMENT_ID COMPIL
INSTRUMENT_TYPE UNKNOWN
NODE_NAME Small Bodies
ARCHIVE_STATUS LOCALLY_ARCHIVED
CONFIDENCE_LEVEL_NOTE
Confidence Level Overview
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    See the individual published references for information on the reliability
    of the individual observations.
CITATION_DESCRIPTION Zaitsev, S., Rosenbush, V., and Kiselev, N., Eds., Polarimetry of Planetary Satellites V1.0. EAR-SA-COMPIL-3-SATPOL-V1.0. NASA Planetary Data System, 2012.
ABSTRACT_TEXT This compilation of polarimetry of planetary satellites has been compiled from the published literature and from unpublished results by Zaitsev, Rosenbush, and Kiselev. Geometric observational circumstances, calculated using the JPL Horizons ephemeris system, are also included. This version of the compilation is dated April 15, 2012.
PRODUCER_FULL_NAME CAROL NEESE
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