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Volume 395, Number 2, November IV 2002
Page(s) L39 - L40
Section Letters
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20021500

A&A 395, L39-L40 (2002)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20021500


Unobservable mutual events of the Galilean satellites

M. Sôma

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan

(Received 19 August 2002 / Accepted 14 October 2002 )

Mutual eclipses and occultations of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter which will occur in 2002-2003 were predicted independently by J.-E. Arlot and by K. Aksnes, and information on the visibility of the events from any site on the Earth is provided on the IMCCE web site based on Arlot's predictions. However, many unobservable events, such as the eclipsed satellites are in the shadow of Jupiter, are included in Arlot's predictions and there is no way of eliminating of such unobservable events from his predictions. This paper lists all such events.

Key words: eclipses -- occultations -- planets and satellites: general

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