Let's say we're mapping Callisto's northern celestial hemisphere in a way similar to this map of Earth's.
Along with the stars (which let's just ignore for this question), this map will identify the paths of four objects:
- The Sun
- Ganymede (closer to Jupiter)
- Himalia (farther from Jupiter)
Where on the map would these objects' paths be? Or at least how would I find the exact answers with math/software/etc.?
- Jupiter's path is relatively similar to the ecliptic but Callisto's orbital inclination or maybe Jupiter's might separate the two
- Jupiter's moons are within a similar orbital plane to Callisto and would follow near Jupiter's path
- the distance Callisto travels away from the sun in its own orbit is insignificant in determining the shape of the ecliptic
I have no idea if the axial tilt of Callisto or Jupiter would affect anything but it probably does.
If it helps, I've made this incredibly stylish and oh-so-fabulous template in case anyone wants to sketch it in Paint or something. The black dot at the center is the celestial north pole.
Thank you for your time!