Jupiter ephemeris in
Digitized Sky Survey picture
(with grid overlay)
Predictions for Specific Locations
Graphical predictions have been prepared for several observatories:
Apache Point Observatory
Chamberlin Observatory, U. of Denver
Cerro Tololo International Observatory
Kitt Peak Observatory
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observatory to this list.
Times of the occultation have been
tabulated for various cities
in the western United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America and
members of the
International Occultation Timing Association.
The original prediction of this event was in the 1987 paper,
Occultations of SAO Stars and IRAS Point Sources by Planets: 1988-1999,
by Douglas J. Mink,
presented as a poster talk at the 1987 meeting of the Division for
Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in Pasadena,
is in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
volume 19, page 1150 (1987). This event can be found in tables of
Occultations of SAO Stars by Jupiter
at this Web site.
For a paper I worked on for, but did not present at, the 1994 AAS/DPS
Occultations of Catalog Stars by Jupiter: 1994-2000,
predictions of occultations of
PPM Catalog stars,
Hipparchos Input Catalog stars,
Preliminary Tycho Catalog stars,
IRAS Point Sources, and
SAO Catalog stars were tabulated.
To see the importance of this event in perspective, check out
100 Years of Occultations: A Statistical View
by Douglas J. Mink, presented at the 1995 meeting of the Division on Dynamical
Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society in Yosemite National Park,
in April 1995.
For that presentation, occultations of PPM stars by Jupiter 1950-2050 were
Last update 12 November 1997 by Doug Mink