The brightness temperature of Mercury at 150 and 240 GHz
Department of Physics, University of Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
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Revised: 28 September 2011
Accepted: 28 September 2011
Published online: 26 October 2011
During the Italian Antarctic Expedition 2004/2005 we observed Mercury at 150 and 240 GHz. The observations have been carried out by means of the 2.6 m OASI telescope. By using the responsivity of our detectors, obtained from Venus, the brightness temperature of the planet was derived.
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