Bruno Sicardy

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Bruno Sicardy
Professeur

Université Pierre et Marie Curie &
Observatoire de Paris

LESIA bâtiment 10
92195 Meudon Cédex
France
bruno(point)sicardy(at)obspm(point)fr
Tél. +33-(0)1 45 07 71 15
Fax +33-(0)1 45 07 71 10




Selected bibliography of B. Sicardy (with some reprints available).

Selected bibliography on occultations.


Some dynamical works:





Dynamics and Composition of Planetary Rings, Space Science Reviews 2004 (pdf)
Dynamics of Planetary Rings, Lect. Notes in Physics 2006 (pdf)
Co-orbital motion with slowly varying parameters, Cel'Mech 2003 (pdf)
Stationary configurations for co-orbital satellites with small arbitrary masses, Cel'Mech 2004 (pdf)
Stability of the triangular Lagrange points beyond Gascheau's value, Cel'Mech 2010 (pdf)


Some occultation works:


"Rien n'est occulté, sinon pour être dévoilé,
et rien ne se cache, sinon pour être révélé."
Manu Larcenet
Le combat ordinaire

The discovery of a ring system around the Centaur object (10199) Chariklo

We got dense and narrow rings around a small body of the Solar System! see the Nature letter of 26 March 2014

But how small is small? What is a pocket ring around a minor planet like?

With a diameter of about 800 km, Chariklo's ring system is small enough
to fit inside one of the low density regions of the Cassini Division of Saturn's ring:

see the Paris Observatory press release
and the European Southern Observatory press release
Occultations in 2014 and 2015 - Pluto system:
(based on and/or generated by the Rio de Janeiro group)

README FIRST

List of possible events by Pluto, 2015
List of possible events by Charon, 2015
List of possible events by Nix, 2015
List of possible events by Hydra, 2015
List of possible events by Kerberos, 2015

List of possible events by Pluto, 2014
List of possible events by Charon, 2014
List of possible events by Nix, 2014
List of possible events by Hydra, 2014
List of possible events by Kerberos, 2014


Occultations in 2014-2015 by *larger* TNO's:

click here


Occultations in 2014 by *39 smaller* TNO's:

click here


Occultations in 2013 - Pluto system and large TNO's:
(based on and/or generated by the Rio de Janeiro group)

README FIRST
List of possible events by Pluto, 2013
List of possible events by Charon, 2013
List of possible events by Nix, 2013
List of possible events by Hydra, 2013
List of possible events by P4, 2013 (uncertain!)

List of possible events by 2002 TX300, 2013
List of possible events by 2003 AZ84, 2013
List of possible events by Eris, 2013
List of possible events by Haumea, 2013
List of possible events by Ixion, 2013
List of possible events by Makemake, 2013
List of possible events by Orcus, 2013
List of possible events by Quaoar, 2013
List of possible events by Sedna, 2013
List of possible events by Varuna, 2013



Pluto 18 July 2012: watch the movie!:

Occultations in 2012 - Pluto system and large TNO's:
(based on and/or generated by the Rio de Janeiro group)

README FIRST
List of possible events by Pluto, 2012
List of possible events by Charon, 2012
List of possible events by Nix, 2012
List of possible events by Hydra, 2012

List of possible events by 2002 TX300, 2012
List of possible events by Orcus, 2012
List of possible events by Quaoar, 2012
List of possible events by Haumea, 2012
List of possible events by Makemake, 2012
List of possible events by Varuna, 2012
List of possible events by Ixion, 2012
List of possible events by Sedna, 2012
List of possible events by 2003AZ84, 2012


Occultations in 2011 - Pluto system and large TNO's:
(based on Rio de Janeiro group measurements)

ERIS

README FIRST
List of possible events by Pluto, 2011
List of possible events by Charon, 2011
List of possible events by Nix, 2011
List of possible events by Hydra, 2011

List of possible events by 2002 TX300, 2011
List of possible events by Orcus, 2011
List of possible events by Quaoar, 2011
List of possible events by Haumea, 2011
List of possible events by Makemake, 2011
List of possible events by Varuna, 2011
List of possible events by Ixion, 2011
List of possible events by Sedna, 2011
List of possible events by 2003AZ84, 2011

Occultations in 2010 - Pluto system and large TNO's:
(based on Rio de Janeiro group measurements)

README FIRST
List of possible events by Pluto, 2010
List of possible events by Charon, 2010
List of possible events by Nix, 2010
List of possible events by Hydra, 2010
List of possible events by Eris, 2010
List of possible events by Orcus, 2010
List of possible events by Quaoar, 2010
List of possible events by 2002 TX300, 2010

specific events in 2010:

Occultation by Pluto, night 13/14 February 2010
Occultation by Varuna, night 19/20 February 2010
Occultation by Orcus/Vanth, night 15/16 May 2010
Occultation by Nix, night 21/22 June 2010
Occultation by Pluto, night 03/04 July 2010
Occultation by Eris, night 05/06 November 2010
Occultation by 2002 TX300, night 12/13 December 2010

Occultations end of 2008 and 2009 - Pluto system and large TNO's:
(based on Rio de Janeiro group measurements)

README FIRST
List of possible events by Pluto, end 2008/2009
List of possible events by Charon, end 2008/2009
List of possible events by Nix, end 2008/2009
List of possible events by Hydra, end 2008/2009

List of possible events by Quaoar, end 2008/2009
List of possible events by Eris, end 2008/2009
List of possible events by Orcus, end 2008/2009
List of possible events by 2002 TX300, end 2008/2009

Occultation by Varuna, 6/7 December 2008
Occultation by Pluto, 21/22 April 2009
Occultation by 2002 MS4, 30 June/01 July 2009
Occultation by Pluto, night 23/24 August 2009

Occultations in 2008:

List of possible events by Pluto, Charon, Hydra, Nix, Triton and Quaoar in 2008

Specific events:

Pluto: 05 April 2008

Triton: 21 May 2008
Triton: 21 May 2008, results

Pluto and Charon: 22 June 2008

Pluto: 25 August 2008


The Europlanet occultation workshop, Paris 27/28 April 2007


Occultations in 2007:

List of possible events by Pluto, Charon, Hydra, Nix and Triton in 2006/2007 (this section is closed)

Specific events:

Pluto: 18 March 2007
Pluto: 18 March 2007, look at the pictures!

Pluto: 12 May 2007

Pluto: 14 June 2007

Pluto: 31 July 2007


Occultations in 2005:

Charon: preparation (11 July 2005)
Charon, results:
Communiqué de presse de l'Observatoire de Paris
Press Release from Paris Observatory
ESO Press Release, with pdf version
Nature letter (pdf) and Nature author page (pdf)




Occultations in 2003:

Titan (14 November 2003)
Triton (29 November 2003) and
Titania (01 August 2003)
Jupiter: a peculiar occultation in early April 2003.



Pluto occultations in 2002 (20 July & 21 August):

Occultations by Pluto: preparing the observations
Occultations by Pluto: preliminary results of the July 20 and August 21, 2002 events (updated September 2002)
Occultations by Pluton: press release of 10 July 2003
Occultations par Pluton: commmuniqué de presse du 10 juillet 2003
Occultations by Pluton: Nature Pluto paper (10 July 2003) click here to get the zipped pdf version (175 ko)

Other occultations in 2002:

Tethys, occultation of TYC 1310-2435-1 (15 December 2002).



Occultations in 2001:

Titania, occultation of HIP 106829 (8 September 2001)


Enseignement


Astronomie-astrophysique, année L2, PHYS210
Astronomie-astrophysique, année M1
Parcours planétologie, M2
M2 astronomie et astrophysique: traitement d'images
M2 astronomie et astrophysique: résonances, cours G1
Modalités pour le Doctorat et l'Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR)

Photos


Photos de colloques et missions:

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Photos du monde:

Ascension en Bolivie: Huayna Potosi (6088 m) et Illimani (6438 m), août 1997
Eruption de l'Etna: juin 2001
Primera piedra Observatorio Pachatusán 9 de Julio 2009



About the background image: top of the Huayna Potosi (6080m), Bolivia 21 August 1997:






At Quito Observatory, Ecuador, August 2001,
on the slope of San Jose Volcano, Chile, February 2000,
sunrise on the Mont Rose, Italy, July 1998,
sunrise over Huayna Potosi, Bolivia, August 1997,
on top of Illimani (6438 m), Bolivia, August 1997
Moulin Rouge, mars 2006
(trying to) observe Pluto from Mount John Observatory, New Zealand, June 2006
souriez... vous êtes filmé, Los Andes, Chile, August 2006
water in the desert... laguna Cejas, Chile, August 2006
Eiffel Tower, November 2007
(click on an image to enlarge)

Photos B. Sicardy