Using Galilean satellites’ mutual orbital events as an educational tool for studies of orbital dynamics

Rojas, José F. and Sánchez-Lavega, Agustín (2017) Using Galilean satellites’ mutual orbital events as an educational tool for studies of orbital dynamics. European Journal of Physics, 38 (6). ISSN 1361-6404

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Abstract

We present a methodology to analyse and interpret a set of telescopic observations of the mutual orbital phenomena between Jupiter’s Galilean satellites (occultation and eclipses) as a practical teaching tool for photometry and astrodynamic studies in astronomy courses. The mutual phenomena we describe took place in 2014 and 2015 and the observations were obtained using a 28 cm aperture telescope and a video camera. We introduce simple models to explain occultation and eclipses of the events, and offer the data and the software for their analysis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 05:44
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 00:03
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/2028

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