Early eclipses of the Galilean satellites

Research paper by Jay H. Lieske

Indexed on: 01 Mar '82Published on: 01 Mar '82Published in: Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy


A brief summary of the development of the theory of motion of the Galilean satellites is presented. Over 7700 eclipse observations have been collected and reduced using the Ephemeris E-2. They are of great potential in improving the ephemerides of the satellites and can yield important information on the evolution of the Galilean system.