Observations of Neptunian rings by Voyager Photopolarmeter Experiment
Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
Copyright 1990 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 17, Issue 10, pages 1745–1748, September 1990
How to Cite
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 JUN 1990
- Manuscript Received: 2 APR 1990
The Voyager photopolarimeter experiment detected the Neptunian rings 1989N1R and possibly 1989N2R. These rings were also photographed by the Voyager imaging cameras in August 1989. Our firm detection of 1989N1R has an equivalent depth (the product of the radial width and mean normal optical depth) of 0.77 +/− 0.13 km, while a less certain detection of 1989N2R has an equivalent depth of 0.7 km +/− 0.2 km. Several statistical techniques were used to for additional material in the Neptune ring system and none was identified at a high confidence level.