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The Case for a Large-scale Occultation Network

• Authors: Malena Rice and Gregory Laughlin

2019 The Astronomical Journal 158 19.

• Provider: AAS Journals

Caption: Figure 1.

Schematic of binary Jovian Trojan asteroid 617 Patroclus-Menoetius occulting the cISP network. Two possible occultation paths are shown to scale, bounded by purple lines with cyan arrows marking the central trajectories. Each white point on the map denotes a cISP network site, where the current cISP network design includes 1913 sites. State boundaries are shown in gray. The relative sizes of the two occulting bodies are based on results from Buie et al. (2015), which reported axial sizes of 127 × 117 × 98 km for Patroclus and 117 × 108 × 90 km for Menoetius from previous stellar occultation measurements.