"Stellar occultations: Chariklo and its ring system"

Who: Rodrigo Leiva. Instituto de Astrofísica, Facultad de Física, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Observatoire de Paris, LESIA.

Place: Donostia International Physics Center. Pº Manuel Lardizabal 4, Donostia - San Sebastián

Date: Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 12:00

A ring system was discovered by our team around the centaur (10199) Chariklo in June 2013 [1]. This system was discovered observing stellar occultations with data collected in several observatories in South America. I will show how the stellar occultation technique allow to study small objects in the Solar System, its satellites, atmospheres and rings.

 

[1] Braga-Ribas et al. A ring system detected around the Centaur

(10199) Chariklo: Nature

508, 72 (2014). doi:10.1038/nature13155

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