Nikolay V. Opanasenko


Full name: Nikolay Viktorovich Opanasenko


Present position: Senior Research Scientist at Astronomical Institute of Kharkiv National University, Ukraine


Date and place of birth: April, 22, 1955; Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine

Nationality: Ukrainian

Family status: married, have two sons

Languages: English, Russian


Present address:

Dr. Nikolay Opanasenko

Astronomical Institute, Kharkov National University

35, Sumskaya St., Kharkov 61022 Ukraine

Tel: (38)057-7005349

FAX: (38)057-7005349



Field of expertise: Structural characteristics and composition of the lunar surface from polarimetric and photometric methods.

Scientific interests:


Professional Experience


List of selected publications:

  1. Shkuratov Yu.G., Opanasenko N.V., Basilevsky A.T., Zhukov B.S., Kreslavsky M.A., Murchie S. A possible interpretation of bright features on the surface of Phobos. Planet. Space Sci. 1991, 39, #1/2, 341-347.

  2. Shkuratov Yu.G., Kreslavsky M.A., Opanasenko N.V. Analysis of a mechanism of negative polarization of light scattered by the surfaces of atmosphereless celestial bodies. Solar System Research 1992, 26. No 1. 33-38.

  3. Shkuratov Yu.G., Opanasenko N.V., Kreslavsky M.A. Polarimetric and photometric properties of the Moon: Telescope observation and laboratory simulation. 1. The negative polarization. Icarus 1992, 95, 283-299.

  4. Shkuratov Yu. G. Opanasenko N. V. Polarimetric and photometric properties of the Moon: Telescope observation and laboratory simulation. 2. The positive polarization Icarus 1992, 99, 468-484.

  5. Opanasenko N.V., Dolukhanyan A.A., Shkuratov Yu.G., Stankevich D.G., Kreslavskii M.A., Parusimov V.G. Polarization map of the Moon at the minimum of the negative branch. Solar System Research 1994. 28, #2, 98-105.

  6. Opanasenko N.V., Shkuratov Yu.G. Simultaneous polarimetry and photometry of the Moon. Solar System Research 1994, 28, 233-254.

  7. Shkuratov Yu.G., Starukhina L.V., Kreslavsky M.A., Opanasenko N.V., Stankevich D.G., Shevchenko V.G. Principle of perturbation invariance in photometry of atmosphereless celestial bodies. Icarus 1994, 109, 168-190.

  8. Shkuratov Yu.G., Muinonen K., Bowell E., Lumme K., Peltoniemi J., Kreslavsky M.A., Stankevich D.G., Tishkovetz V.P., Opanasenko N.V., Melkumova L.Ya. A critical review of theoretical models for the negative polarization of light scattered by atmosphereless solar system bodies. The Earth, Moon, and Planets 1994, 65, #3, 201-246

  9. Opanasenko N.V., Shkuratov Yu.G., Stankevich D.G., Kaydash V.G. Colorimetric mapping of the visible hemisphere of the Moon. Solar System Research 1996, 30, 352-361.

  10. Shkuratov, Yu.G., Melkumova L.Ya, Opanasenko N.V., Stankevich D.G., Phase dependence of the color index of solid surfaces of celestial bodies. Solar System Research 1996, 30, #1, 71-79.

  11. Shkuratov Yu.G., Stankevich D.G., Opanasenko N.V., Kaydash V.G., Bondarenko N.V. Relationship between albedo and color index of the Moon. Solar System Research 1997, 31, #1, 41-49.

  12. Opanasenko N.V. Shkuratov Yu.G. Colorimetry of the lunar visible hemisphere in the near infrared range. Solar System Research 1998, 32, #1, 23-30.

  13. Shkuratov Yu.G., Kaydash V.G., Opanasenko N.V. Iron and titanium abundance and maturity degree distribution on lunar nearside. Icarus 1999, 137, #2, 222-234.

  14. Shkuratov Yu., Videen G., Kreslavsky M.A., Belskaya I.N., Ovcharenko A., Kaydash V.G., Omelchenko V.V., Opanasenko N., Zubko E. Scattering properties of planetary regoliths near opposition. In: Photopolarimetry in Remote Sensing / Eds. G. Videen, Ya. Yatskiv, and M. Mishchenko. 2004. NATO Science Series. Kluwer Academic Publishers, London. P. 191-208.

  15. Shkuratov Yu., Opanasenko N., Zubko E., Grynko Ye., Korokhin V., Pieters C., Videen G., Mall U., Opanasenko A. Multispectral polarimetry as a tool to investigate texture and chemistry of lunar regolith particles. Icarus, 2007. 187. 406–416.

  16. Shkuratov Yu., Opanasenko N., Opanasenko A., Zubko E., Bondarenko Yu.,Kaydash V., Videen G., Velikodsky Yu., Korokhin V. Polarimetric mapping of the Moon at a phase angle nearby minimum of polarization degree. Icarus 2008. 198. 1-6.

  17. Opanasenko N.V., Opanasenko A.N., Shkuratov Yu.G., Kaidash V.G., Velikodskii Yu.I., Korokhin V.V. The negative polarization parameters of the light scattered by the lunar surface: mapping. Solar System Res. 2009. 43. 210-214.

  18. Kaidash V. G., Gerasimenko S. Yu., Shkuratov Yu. G., Opanasenko N. V., Velikodskii Yu. I., Korokhin V. V. Photometric function variations observed on the near side of the Moon: Mapping. Solar System Res. 2009. 43(2). 89–99.

  19. V. Kaydash, S. Gerasimenko, Yu. Shkuratov, N. Opanasenko, Yu. Velikodsky, V. Korokhin, and M. Kaydash.The Phase Ratios of the Color Index: Mapping of Two Regions of the nearside of the Moon. Solar System Research (2010), Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 267–280.

  20. Yu. Shkuratov, V. Kaydash, S. Gerasimenko, N. Opanasenko, Yu. Velikodsky, V. Korokhin, G. Videen, C. Pieters. Probable swirls detected as photometric anomalies in Oceanus Procellarum // Icarus. -2010, v.208, p.20-30. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2010.01.028 (2010).

  21. V.V. Korokhin, Yu.I. Velikodsky, Yu.G. Shkuratov, V.G. Kaydash, S.Y. Gerasimenko, N.V. Opanasenko, Gorden Videen, Carle Pieters. Removal of topographic effects from lunar images using Kaguya (LALT) and earth-based observations // Planetary and Space Science. -2010, v.58, p.1298-1306 (doi:10.1016/j.pss.2010.05.013).

  22. Y. Shkuratov, V. Kaydash, V. Korokhin, Y. Velikodsky, N. Opanasenko, G. Videen. Optical measurements of the Moon as a tool to study its surface. Planetary and Space Science (2011), V. 59, 13, pp. 1326-1371.

  23. Yu. I. Velikodsky, N. V. Opanasenko, L. A. Akimov, V. V. Korokhin, Yu. G. Shkuratov, V. G. Kaydash, G. Videen, C. Pieters, Sh. A. Ehgamberdiev, N. E. Berdalieva. New earth-based absolute photometry of the Moon // Icarus. -2011. v.214, Issue 1, p. 30-45 (doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2011.04.021).

  24. N. Opanasenko, N. V. Opanasenko, Yu. G. Shkuratov, V. G. Kaidash, Yu. I. Velikodskii and V. V. Korokhin. Distribution of the spectropolarimetric parameter of the moon in the northern part of Ocean Procellarum for a large phase angle. Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies, 2011. v. 27, n. 1, 38-41, DOI: 10.3103/S0884591311010077.

  25. N.Opanasenko, Y. Shkuratov, V. Kaydash, V. Korokhin, Y. Velikodsky, and G. Videen, Preliminary mapping negative polarization of the lunar nearside. LPSC-2013



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