The PHEMU03 catalogue of observations of the mutual phenomena of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter

J. E. Arlot, W. Thuillot, C. Ruatti, A. Ahmad, A. Amossé, P. Anbazhagan, M. Andreyev, A. Antov, M. Appakutty, D. Asher, S. Aubry, N. Baron, N. Bassiere, M. Berthe, R. Bogdanovski, F. Bosq, E. Bredner, D. Buettner, M. Buromsky, S. CammarataR. Casas, G. D. Chis, A. A. Christou, J. P. Coquerel, R. Corlan, C. Cremaschini, D. Crussaire, J. Cuypers, M. Dennefeld, P. Descamps, A. Devyatkin, D. Dimitrov, T. N. Dorokhova, N. I. Dorokhov, G. Dourneau, M. Dueñas, A. Durnitrescu, N. Emelianov, D. Ferrara, D. Fiel, A. Fienga, T. Flatres, S. Foglia, J. Garlitz, J. Gerbos, R. Gilbert, R. M.D. Goncalves, D. Gonzãles, S. Yu Gorda, D. L. Gorshanov, M. W. Hansen, M. Harrington, T. R. Irsmambetova, Y. Ito, V. Ivanova, I. S. Izmailov, M. Yu Khovritchev, E. V. Khrutskaya, J. Kieken, T. P. Kiseleva, K. Kuppuswamy, V. Lainey, M. Lavayssiére, P. Lazzarotti, J. F. Le Campion, E. Lellouch, Z. L. Li, E. Lo Savio, M. Lou, E. Magny, J. Manek, W. Marinello, G. Marino, J. P. McAuliffe, M. Michelli, D. Moldovan, S. Montagnac, V. Moorthy, O. Nickel, J. M. Nier, T. Noel, B. Noyelles, A. Oksanen, D. Parrat, T. Pauwels, Q. Y. Peng, G. Pizzetti, V. Priban, B. Ramachandran, N. Rambaux, M. Rapaport, P. Rapavy, G. Rau, J. J. Sacré

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Abstract

Context. In 2003, the Sun and the Earth passed through both the equatorial plane of Jupiter and therefore the orbital planes of its main satellites. Alms. During this period, mutual eclipses and occultations were observed and we present the data collected. Methods. Light curves of mutual eclipses and occultations were recorded by the observers of the international campaign PHEMU03 organized by the Institut de mécanique céleste, Paris, France. Results. We completed 377 observations of 118 mutual events from 42 sites and the corresponding data are presented in this paper. For each observation, information about the telescope, receptor, site, and observational conditions are provided. Conclusions. This paper gathers all data and indicates a first estimate of its precision. This catalogue of these rare events should constitute an improved basis for accurate astrometric data useful in the development of dynamical models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1171-1182
Number of pages12
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Volume493
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Arlot, J. E., Thuillot, W., Ruatti, C., Ahmad, A., Amossé, A., Anbazhagan, P., Andreyev, M., Antov, A., Appakutty, M., Asher, D., Aubry, S., Baron, N., Bassiere, N., Berthe, M., Bogdanovski, R., Bosq, F., Bredner, E., Buettner, D., Buromsky, M., ... Sacré, J. J. (2009). The PHEMU03 catalogue of observations of the mutual phenomena of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter. Astronomy and Astrophysics, 493(3), 1171-1182. https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:200810420