Observational detection of eclipses of J5 Amalthea by the Galilean satellites

@article{Christou2010ObservationalDO,
  title={Observational detection of eclipses of J5 Amalthea by the Galilean satellites},
  author={Apostolos A. Christou and Fraser Lewis and Paul Roche and Marton G. Hidas and Thomas M. Brown},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2010},
  volume={522}
}
Aims. We carried out observations of the small jovian satellite Amalthea (J5) as it was being eclipsed by the Galilean satellites near the 2009 equinox of Jupiter in order to apply the technique of mutual event photometry to the astrometric determination of this satellite’s position. Methods. The observations were carried out during the period 06/2009−09/2009 from the island of Maui, Hawaii and Siding Spring, Australia with the 2m Faulkes Telescopes North and South respectively. We observed in… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

Eclipses of the inner satellites of Jupiter observed in 2015
During the 2014-2015 campaign of mutual events, we recorded ground-based photometric observations of eclipses of Amalthea (JV) and, for the first time, Thebe (JXIV) by the Galilean moons. We focusedExpand
The results of the 2015 campaign of observation of mutual events of the Jovian satellites
From September 2014 to June 2015 mutual events of the Galilean satellites occurred around the Jovian equinox occurring on February 6, 2015. The observations of these events provide very accurateExpand
The 2014–2015 Brazilian mutual phenomena campaign for the Jovian satellites and improved results for the 2009 events
Abstract Progress in astrometry and orbital modelling of planetary moons in the last decade enabled better determinations of their orbits. These studies need accurate positions spread over extendedExpand
Dynamical modelling of the Galilean moons for the JUICE mission
Abstract Radio tracking and astrometric data obtained by the JUICE mission, using the PRIDE, 3GM and JANUS instruments, will allow the dynamics of the Galilean moons to be measured to unprecedentedExpand
Natural satellites mutual phenomena observations: Achievements and future
TLDR
The goal of this paper is to show that some phenomena occurring during the equinox on the giant planets are worth to be observed, and to encourage observations in the next future especially for planetary systems for which no space mission is planned. Expand

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 32 REFERENCES
Observational detection of eight mutual eclipses and occultations between the satellites of Uranus
Aims. We carried out observations, with five different instruments ranging in aperture from 0.4 m to 10 m, of the satellites of Uranus during that planet’s 2007 Equinox. Our observations coveredExpand
Ground-based photometric observations of Jupiter's inner satellites Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis at small phase angles
Abstract We present the results of photometric measurements of the inner jovian satellites Thebe, Amalthea and Metis based on extensive optical observations taken from October 1999 to January 2002.Expand
Astrometry of the inner Jovian moons Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis
Abstract The paper presents the results of the astrometric observations of the inner Jovian satellites Thebe, Amalthea, and Metis obtained with 2-m Zeiss RCC Telescope located at Peak TerskolExpand
Cassini ISS astrometric observations of the inner jovian satellites, Amalthea and Thebe
Abstract We present a total of 289 new astrometric observations of the inner jovian satellites, Amalthea and Thebe, obtained using the Cassini ISS narrow angle camera. Observations were made usingExpand
Astrometric results of observations of mutual occultations and eclipses of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter in 2003
Context. The photometry of mutual occultations and the eclipses of natural planetary satellites can be used to infer very accurate astrometric data. This can be achieved by analyzing the light curvesExpand
CCD astrometric observations of Amalthea and Thebe
This paper presents the results of observations of Jupiter's satellites Amalthea and Thebe made in 1995, 1996 and 2001 at the Laboratorio Nacional de Astrofisica (LNA), Brazil. The observations wereExpand
Mutual occultations and eclipses of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter in 2002–2003: final astrometric results
The photometry of mutual occultations and eclipses of natural planetary satellites can be used to infer very accurate astrometric data. This can be achieved by processing the light curves of theExpand
Observations of the Jovian Ring and Small Satellites
Abstract On 3 December 1988 we obtained 119 images of the Jovian ring, using the Caltech Cassegrain infrared camera at a wavelenght of 2.2 μm. The ring is seen at a near-maximum opening angle of 3.2°Expand
Mutual phenomena of the Galilean satellites in 1973. III. Final results from 91 light curves.
This paper presents an analysis of photoelectric light curves of 91 mutual eclipses and occultations of the Galilean satellites that occurred from June to December 1973. From the deepest curves,Expand
Light curve model for the Galilean satellites during Jovian eclipse
Abstract A model for the light curve of a Galilean satellite eclipsed by Jupiter's shadow is developed. This model allows center-of-figure information on the satellite's position to be derived fromExpand
...
1
2
3
4
...