AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 33 Jupiter and Extrasolar Planets
Poster, Tuesday, May 27, 2003, 10:00am-6:30pm, West Exhbit Hall

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[33.03] Preliminary Results from Recent Simultaneous Chandra/HST Observations of Jupiter Auroral Zones

R. Elsner (NASA/MSFC), R. Gladstone (SwRI), H. Waite, Jr., T. Majeed (U. Mich.), P. Ford (MIT), D. Grodent (U. Liege), A. Bhardwaj (VSSC, India), R. Howell (U. Wyoming), T. Cravens (U. Kansas), R. MacDowall, M. Desch (NASA/GSFC), N. Lugaz (U. Mich.)

Jupiter was observed by the Chandra X-ray Observatory in late February, 2003, for 144 ks, using both the ACIS-S and HRC-I imaging x-ray cameras. Five orbits of HST STIS observations of the planet's northern auroral zone were obtained during the ACIS-S observations. These data are providing a wealth of information about Jupiter's auroral activity, including the first x-ray spectra from the x-ray hot spots inside the auroral ovals. We will also discuss the approximately 45 minute quasi-periodicity in the auroral x-ray emission - which correlates well with simultaneous observations of radio bursts by the Ulysses spacecraft - and a possible phase relation between the emission from the northern and southern x-ray aurora.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: ron.elsner@msfc.nasa.gov

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