Volume 429, Number 3, January III 2005
|Page(s)||1097 - 1105|
|Section||Planets and planetary systems|
|Published online||05 January 2005|
Improved constraints on Neptune's atmosphere from submillimetre-wavelength observations
LESIA, Observatoire de Paris-Meudon, 92195 Meudon, France e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Joint Astronomy Centre, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
3 Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
4 Department of Astronomy and Bosscha Observatory, Bandung, 40132, Indonesia
Accepted: 14 September 2004
We describe observations of Neptune carried out using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (Mauna Kea, Hawaii) during September 1998. High-quality data for the sub-mm-wavelength rotational transitions of HCN () and CO ( and 4-3) were obtained, and we use the data to make improved determinations of the abundances of these trace species and the temperature profile of Neptune's atmosphere.
Key words: planets and satellites: individual: Neptune / radio lines: solar system
© ESO, 2005
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