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J/AJ/104/862  Triton stellar occultation candidates   (McDonald+ 1992)

Triton stellar occultation candidates 1992-1994 McDonald S.W., Elliot J.L. <Astron. J. 104, 862 (1992)> =1992AJ....104..862M (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Occultations ; Positional data Description: A search for Triton stellar occultation candidates for the period 1992-1994 has been completed with CCD strip-scanning observations. The search reached an R magnitude of about 17.4 and found 129 candidates within 1.5arcsec of Triton's ephemeris during this period. Of these events, we expect around 30 occultations to be visible from the Earth, indicating that a number of Triton occultation events should be visible from major observatories. Even the faintest of our candidate events could produce useful occultation data if observed with a large enough telescope. Our astrometric accuracy is inadequate to identify which of these appulse events will produce occultations on the Earth; further astrometry is needed to refine the predictions for positive occultation identification. To aid in selecting candidates for additional astrometric and photometric studies, we include finder charts and Earth-based visibility charts for each event. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table2 104 129 Possible occultations by Triton
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 A5 --- ID Star name 7- 14 A8 "DD/MM/YY" AppDate Date of the closest approach 17- 18 I2 h Apph UT time of the closest approach 20- 21 I2 min Appm UT time of the closest approach 24- 27 F4.2 arcsec SepMin Minimum separation of the closest approach 29- 31 I3 deg PA Position angle of Triton relative to the star at the time of the closest approach 34- 37 F4.1 mag Rmag CCD magnitude 41- 44 F4.1 km/s Vel Shadow velocity 48- 50 I3 deg Dist Angular distance between Triton and the Sun 54- 55 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) of the star 57- 58 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) of the star 60- 65 F6.3 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) of the star 69 A1 --- DE- Declination sign 70- 71 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) of the star (1) 73- 74 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) of the star (1) 76- 80 F5.2 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) of the star (1) 83- 86 I4 deg GLON [-179/178] Sub-Earth longitude of the star 90-104 A15 --- Strip Strip numbers on which an image of the candidate star was measured
Note (1): The declination is also the sub-Earth latitude of the star.
Historical Notes: Keypunched at CDS
(End) James Marcout, Patricia Bauer [CDS] 10-May-1995
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