The Prediction and Observation of the 1997 July 18 Stellar Occultation by Triton: More Evidence for Distortion and Increasing Pressure in Tritons Atmosphere
Elliot, J.; Person, M.; McDonald, S.; Buie, M.; Dunietz, Barry; Millis, R.; Nye, R.; Olkin, C.; Wasserman, L.; Young, L. A.; Hubbard, W.; Hill, Robert S.; Reitsema, H.; Pasachoff, J.; McConnochie, T. H.; Babcock, B.; Stone, R. C.; Francis, Paul
A variety of CCD astrometric data was used to predict the location of the path for the occultation of the star we have denoted "Tr176" by Triton, which occurred on 1997 July 18, and was visible from locations in northern Australia and southern North America. A network of fixed and portable telescopes equipped with high-speed photometric equipment was set up to observe the event, with the following observational goals: (i) mapping the central flash (to establish the global shape of Triton's...[Show more]
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