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Photometric Observations of Mutual Events in Saturn’s System of Regular Satellites in 1995

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anatoly S. Miroshnichenko, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We carried out observations of mutual events in Saturn’s system of satellites as part of the PHESAT95 International Program. Three light curves of these events were obtained. We developed a technique of allowance for the influence of the law of light reflection from the surfaces of Saturn’s satellites, photometric nonuniformity of their surfaces, the phase effect, and the illumination distribution in the satellite penumbra (given the brightness distribution over the solar disk) on the light curve of an occultation or eclipse of one satellite by another. This technique is used to interpret our observations of these events and to determine the minimum separations between satellites or between a satellite and the shadow center of another satellite and the corresponding timings.

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Publication
Astronomy Letters, 27(3), 193-197.
Language: English
Date: 2001
Keywords
Solar system —satellites, planets, occullations, eclipses