Volume 394, Number 1, October IV 2002
|L19 - L21
|04 October 2002
Letter to the Editor
Mutual phenomena involving J5 Amalthea in 2002–2003
Institut de mécanique céleste et de calcul des éphémerides, IMCCE-Observatoire de Paris e-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Corresponding author: F. Vachier, email@example.com
Accepted: 11 September 2002
Every six years mutual eclipses and occultations occur among the Jovian system of satellites. Very accurate astrometric measurements and several physical characteristics of the surfaces can be infered from their observation. This paper is provide predictions of this type of events involving the fifth satellite J5 Amalthea, spanning from November 2002 to June 2003 and to urge astronomers to observe them. Only the predictions of the eclipses of Amalthea by Io are presented, when the distance between Amalthea-Io and Amalthea-Jutpiter is large enough for photometric purposes. A full list of phenomena is available on the server http://www.imcce.fr/Phemu03/phemu03_eng.html
Key words: Amalthea / mutual events / dynamical modeling
© ESO, 2002
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