Hostname: page-component-5d59c44645-hb754 Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-02-24T00:49:20.589Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

Observation and reduction of mutual events in the solar system

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  23 May 2005

B. Noyelles
Affiliation:
IMCCE – Laboratoire d'Astronomie de Lille, UMR8028 du CNRS, 1 impasse de l'Observatoire, 59000 Lille, France email: Benoit.Noyelles@imcce.fr
V. Lainey
Affiliation:
IMCCE – Laboratoire d'Astronomie de Lille, UMR8028 du CNRS, 1 impasse de l'Observatoire, 59000 Lille, France email: Benoit.Noyelles@imcce.fr Royal Observatory of Belgium, Ringlaan 3, B-1180 Brussels, Belgium
A. Vienne
Affiliation:
IMCCE – Laboratoire d'Astronomie de Lille, UMR8028 du CNRS, 1 impasse de l'Observatoire, 59000 Lille, France email: Benoit.Noyelles@imcce.fr
Rights & Permissions [Opens in a new window]

Abstract

Core share and HTML view are not available for this content. However, as you have access to this content, a full PDF is available via the ‘Save PDF’ action button.

Mutual event observations started in the early 1970s with the Galilean satellites. These observations were needed because of the Voyager spacecraft future arrival. Since 1979, IMCCE has organized observational campaigns for the Galilean satellites (called PHEMU), and since 1995 for the Saturnian satellites (also called PHESAT). Meanwhile, the reduction techniques have been greatly improved. Mutual event observations are one of the most accurate methods for obtaining positions of natural satellites, useful for detecting tidal effects. Hence mutual events of Jovian and Saturnian natural satellites are regularly observed around the world. This paper aims to describe mutual events and the advantages of this kind of observation besides the classical astrometric ones.To search for other articles by the author(s) go to: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abstract_service.html

Type
Contributed Papers
Copyright
© 2004 International Astronomical Union