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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[40.09] IRTF Observations of the 14 Nov 1998 Occultation by Saturn

J. Harrington (Cornell), R. G. French ()

On 14 November 1998, Saturn occulted GSC 0622-00345. Atmospheric ingress occurred at about 60\degr S latitude, making this one of the highest-latitude Saturn atmosphere occultations observed to date. We present a lightcurve and the derived atmospheric thermal profile, based on observations with NSFCam at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility. Preliminary analysis indicates that the thermal profile is consistent with lower-latitude profiles obtained from other occultations.

This investigation was supported by Wellesley College under NASA contract #961169 and by the NASA PGG program.

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