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Proposal Information for 2011B-0305


PI: Imke de Pater, University of California, Berkeley, imke@berkeley.edu
Address: 601 Campbell Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

CoI: Chad Trujillo, Gemini Observatory
CoI: Alistair McGregor, UC Berkeley
CoI: Mate Adamkovics, UC Berkeley
CoI: Franck Marchis, SETI/UC berkeley
CoI: Heidi Hammel, AURA
CoI: Ashley Davies, JPL
CoI: Rosaly Lopes, JPL
CoI: David Williams, Arizona State Univ.
CoI: Giovanni Leone, Lancaster, UK
CoI: Michael Wong, UC Berkeley
CoI: Dennis Matson, JPL
CoI: John Spencer, SWRI
CoI: Bert Vermeersen, TU Delft

Title: ALTAIR/NIRI AO Imaging of Volcanic Eruptions on Io

Abstract: We propose to observe Io at 1-5 ?m on 8 nights in 2011B (every 45 deg in ionian longitude). This will take 1 hr per night. The J, H, K, L observations will be with ALTAIR/NIRI, the M observations with NIRI alone. These data will form part of a database characterizing Io?s volcanic activity, information that is crucial to gain a better understanding of the geophysics of this satellite. A first successful set of data was obtained in 2010B.


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