Occultations of Catalog Stars by Jupiter: 1994-2000
- D.J. Mink
- Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
In the wake of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's impact on Jupiter, it would be
interesting to follow up on continuing changes in the upper layers of
Jupiter's atmosphere. Occultation measurements can probe the highest
affected layers of the atmosphere, so a search for additional candidate
stars to those found in 1988
(D.J. Mink, BAAS 19, 1151) was carried out
Hipparchos Input Catalog, and the
Preliminary Tycho Catalog, in addition to the
IRAS Point Source Catalog and the
SAO Catalog previously searched.
This would have been presented as a poster talk at the 1994 meeting of the
Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society in Bethesda,
Maryland, in November 1994 if I had had enough time to complete the work.