Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS01] Outer Solar System Exploration Today, and Tomorrow

Tue. May 26, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Jun Kimura(Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masaki Fujimoto(Institite of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yasumasa Kasaba(Dep. Geophysics Graduate School of Science Tohoku University), Sho Sasaki(Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University), Takayuki Tanigawa(School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Complexity Science and Enginerring, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo), kunio Sayanagi(Hampton University), Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[PPS01-P10] Coordinated observation of Io plasma torus using Hisaki/EXCEED and gourd-based telescopes

*Masato KAGITANI1, Mizuki YONEDA1 (1.Tohoku university)

EXCEED is an EUV spectrograph onboard an earth-orbiting space telescope, SPRINT-A(Hisaki). One of the primal mission goal of Hisaki/EXCEED is to reveal radial transport of mass and energy in the Jovian magnetosphere. An intense campaign observations of Jovian aurora and Io plasma torus were made using Hisaki/EXCEED and ground-based telescopes from December 2014 through February 2015. We will present results from [SII] 671.6/673.1nm observation of Io plasma torus using a 60-cm telescope at the Haleakala observatory feeding to a monochromatic imager.
The monochromatic imager consists of a coronagraph and a narrow-band filter (FWHM=0.9nm). The coronagraph has an occulting mask and a Lyot stop to reduce contamination by diffraction from Jupiter. Field-of-view, 8 arc minutes, is wide enough to cover both sides of the plasma torus. A platescale and integration time are 1arcsecond/pixel and 20 minutes respectively. We could get 280 images from the observation during December 2014 through January 2015.
Based on a preliminary analysis of the Haleakala 60-cm, we have found variability of dawn-dusk shift of plasma torus which is believed to be related to dawn-dusk asymmetry in EUV brightness as well as sudden brightening of plasma torus. Latest result will be presented at the meeting.