[PPS07-P03] Visible Wavelength Normal Albedo Map of Ryugu Derived by Hayabusa2 Optical Navigation Camera
Keywords:Hayabusa2, Asteroid, Ryugu, Photometry, Albedo
The data number of the raw image pixels are converted  to I/F. The observation geometry of each pixel is calculated using the Ryugu shape model  produced by the Hayabusa2 shape model team. We fit a linear function to the phase function plot within the phase angle range 0.2–1.7°. Using this phase function, each pixel's I/F was extrapolated to normal albedo. Finally, we create a mosaic map of normal albedo for each band.
Since the observed brightness at the opposition condition is less affected by shadows or topographic undulation than other geometries, the derived map successfully shows the albedo distribution under minimal noise conditions. The color study [e.g. 1, 6, 7, 8] of Ryugu reported that the spectral slope from b-band (0.48 μm) to x-band (0.86 μm) exhibits the greatest regional variation on Ryugu. We found that the normal albedo is well correlated with the b-x spectral slope. Further study is necessary to interpret this relationship.
Acknowledgment: We thank the entire Hayabusa2 team to achieve the observation and analysis. This study was supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core-to-Core Program "International Network of Planetary Sciences”, NASA’s Hayabusa2 participating scientist program (grant number NNX16AL34G), and NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute 2016 (SSERVI16) Cooperative Agreement (NNH16ZDA001N) for TREX (Toolbox for Research and Exploration).
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