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Issue A&A
Volume 451, Number 2, May IV 2006
Page(s) 733 - 737
Section Online catalogs and data
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20054325

A&A 451, 733-737 (2006)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20054325

The PHEMU97 catalogue of observations of the mutual phenomena of the Galilean satellites of Jupiter

J.-E. Arlot1, W. Thuillot1, C. Ruatti1, H. Akasawa2, S. Baroni3, W. Beisker4, J. Berthier1, C. Blanco5, J. Boonstra6, J. Bourgeois7, H. Bulder8, R. Casas9, J. G. Castano10, F. Colas1, D. Collins11, J. Cuypers12, W. Czech13, V. D'Ambrosio5, H. Denzau14, P. Descamps1, A. Dimitrescu15, N. Dinakarian16, G. Dourneau17, N. Emelyanov18, J. M. Enriquez19, J. M. Fernandez20, D. Fernandez-Barba1, T. Flatres17, S. Foglia21, M. Goncalves22, K. Guhl23, G. Helmer24, T. Hirose25, T. R. Irsmambetova26, B. A. Krobusek27, J. Lecacheux28, J.-F. Le Campion17, M. Lou29, A. Mallama30, F. Marchis31, M. A. S. Navarro29, P. Nelson32, N. Okura33, J. Park32, T. Pauwels12, S. Pluchino34, V. Priban35, M. Rapaport17, J.-J. Sacré36, F. Salvaggio37, M. A. Sanchez29, F. Sanchez-Bajo38, G. Stefanescu15, P. Tanga39, V. G. Tejfel40, J. L. Trisan29, E. M. Trunkovsky18, J. Van Gestel41, G. Vandenbulcke42, R. Vasundhara16, G. Vass15, P. Vingerhoets12, D. T. Vu1 and R. T. Wilds43

1  Institut de mécanique céleste et de calcul des éphémérides, Observatoire de Paris, UMR 8028 CNRS, 77 avenue Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France
    e-mail: Jean-Eudes.Arlot@imcce.fr
2  Funaho, Japan
3  Milano, Italy
4  GSF, Munchen, Germany
5  Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell'Universita di Catania, Italy
6  Buinen, Netherlands
7  Reux, Belgium
8  Boskoop, The Netherlands
9  IAC, Tenerife, Spain
10  Madrid, Spain
11  WWC, Asheville, USA
12  ORB, Bruxelles, Belgium
13  Stuttgart, Germany
14  Essen, Germany
15  Institutul Astronomic, Bucuresti, Romania
16  IIA, Bangalore, India
17  Observatoire de Bordeaux, France
18  Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia
19  San Fernando, Spain
20  Sevilla, Spain
21  Observatorio S. Zani, Lumezzane, Italy
22  Lisboa, Portugal
23  Marwitz, Germany
24  Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, France
25  Tokyo, Japan
26  Krimean Laboratory of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russia
27  Farmington, New-York, USA
28  Observatoire de Paris, France
29  GAS, Zaragossa, Spain
30  Bowie, Maryland, USA
31  European Southern Observatory, La Silla, Chile
32  Ellinbank, Australia
33  Okayama, Japan
34  OAIN, Scicli, Ragusa, Italy
35  Planetarium Praha, Czech Rep.
36  Chateaugiron, France
37  GAC, Catania, Italy
38  Universidade de Extramadura, Badajoz, Spain
39  OCA, Nice, France
40  Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, Almaty, Kazakhstan
41  Belgium
42  Oosterduinkerke, Belgium
43  Topeka, Kansas, USA

(Received 7 October 2005 / Accepted 28 November 2005)

Abstract
In 1997 the Sun and the Earth passed through the equatorial plane of Jupiter and therefore through the orbital planes of its main satellites. During this period, mutual eclipses and occultations occurred and were observed. We investigate the precision of the catalogue to produce improved data for the development of dynamical models. Light curves of mutual eclipses and occultations were recorded by the observers of the international campaign PHEMU97 organized by the Institut de Mécanique Céleste, Paris, France.

We made 275 observations of 148 mutual events from 42 sites. For each observation, information is given about the telescope, the receiver, the site and the observational conditions. This paper gathers together the data and gives a first estimate of the precision. The catalogue of these rare events represents a collection of improved accurate astrometric data useful for the development of dynamical models.


Key words: eclipses -- occultations -- astrometry -- astronomical data bases: miscellaneous





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