observed_ring_elevation in Occultation_​Time_​Series

Name: observed_ring_elevationVersion Id:
Description: observed_ring_elevation is an angle measured at a point in the ring plane, starting from the ring plane to the direction of a photon heading to the observer. This angle is positive on the side of the ring plane defined by positive angular momentum, and negative on the opposite side. Values range from -90 to +90 in units of degrees. This angle is constant for stellar occultations, but may vary significantly during radio occultations. Note: The direction of positive angular momentum points toward the IAU-defined north side of the ring plane for Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune, but IAU-defined south side of the ring plane for Uranus. Required in the label if the value is constant for the observation. If the angle varies for the observation, the min and max attributes are required in the label, and observed_ring_elevation is strongly recommended as a field in the data table. The above definition of observed_ring_elevation is equivalent to the most common usage of the term 'ring open angle', B.
Namespace Id: ringsSteward: ringsClass Name: Occultation_​Time_​SeriesType: ASCII_​Real
Minimum Value: -90Maximum Value: 90Minimum Characters: NoneMaximum Characters: None
Unit of Measure Type: Units_of_AngleDefault Unit Id: NoneAttribute Concept: NoneConceptual Domain: REAL
Status: ActiveNillable: falsePattern: None
Permissible Value(s)No Values