Authors: Rohde J. R., Ianna P. A., Stayton L. C., and Levinson F. H.
Title: Astrometric observations of the satellites of the outer planets. V - The oppositions of 1978-1979, 1980, and 1981
Journal: Astronomical Journal
Keywords: Jupiter, galilean, Saturn, major, Phoebe, observation, data, position, photographic
Abstract: Accurate photographic positions obtained during the 1978-1979, 1980 and 1981 oppositions are presented for the positions of the Galilean and the Saturn satellites. Spherical-equatorial coordinates are presented for a total of 1032 pairs, for the equator and equinox of 1950.0 and 1316 intersatellite positions. The data were obtained by the Leander McCormick Observatory's 67-cm refractor telescope, and answers the need for more refined orbital element data on these satellites required by the Galileo Jupiter orbiter vehicle. Observatory: McCormick. Observers: Rohde J R, Ianna P A, Stayton L C, Levinson F H. Telescope: 67- refractor. Receiver: photographic. Period: 1978-79, 1980, 1981.
%F: AD(Leander McCormick Observatory, Charlottesville, VA)
Bibliogaphic Code: 1982AJ.....87..698R
Return to previous page