DPS 35th Meeting, 1-6 September 2003
Session 40. Outer Planets/Gas Giants IV
Poster, Highlighted on, Friday, September 5, 2003, 3:30-6:00pm, Sierra Ballroom I-II

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

R. F. Elsner (NASA MSFC), G. R. Gladstone (SwRI), J. H. Waite, N. Lugaz, T. Majeed (U. Mich.), P. Ford (MIT), R. Howell (U. Wyoming), T. Cravens (U. Kansas), D. Grodent (U. Liege), A. Bhardwaj (Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre)

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 time variability in the auroral x-ray emission 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@nasa.gov

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