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 using the PPM, 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.