Authors: Dourneau G., Le Campion J. F., and Dulou M. R.
Year: 1989
Title: Astrometric observations and comparison with theory of Saturn's satellites from Bordeaux Observatory, 1984
Journal: Astronomical Journal
Volume: 98
Pages: 716-722
Keywords: Saturn, major, observation, data, position, photographic, analysis
Abstract: The astrometric observations of Saturn's satellites reported in this paper have been reduced from the SAO catalog. Observed positions of the satellites are given both in absolute topocentric astrometric coordinates and in differential coordinates by using a reference satellite. Residuals derived from comparison between observed and computed positions of the satellites are also reported. A discussion shows that Iapetus, which presents the highest residuals, needs, more than all other observed satellites, an improvement of its theory of motion. Observatory: Bordeaux. Observers: Dourneau G., Le Campion J. F., Dulou M. R. Telescope: 38 cm refractor. Receiver: photographic. Period: Apr - July 1984.
%F: AC(Bordeaux I, Universite, Observatoire, Floirac, France)
Bibliogaphic Code: 1989AJ.....98..716D

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