Spectrophotometry and upper limit of gaseous CH4 for Triton

James R. Johnson, Uwe Fink, Bradford A. Smith, H. J. Reitsema

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Spectra of Triton with a CCD spectrometer yielded a relative spectral reflectivity curve from 0.56 to 1.05 μm at a resolution of 25 Å. Using low-temperature band model parameters from Fink et al. (1980), an upper limit for the one-way path gaseous CH4 abundance of 1 m-am was derived.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-291
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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