Authors: Arlot J. E., Dourneau G., and Le Campion J. F.
Title: An analysis of Bordeaux meridian transit circle observations of planets and satellites (1997-2007)
Journal: Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2008
Keywords: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, major, galilean, observation, position, meridian, data, analysis
Abstract: Context: Meridian transit circle observations of the planets and their satellites are regularly performed for ephemerides improvement. Some were performed at the Bordeaux observatory during the period 1997-2007. Aims: This paper presents these observations and analyses the data to determine the accuracy of the observations, their interest for dynamical purposes and compares them with the dynamical models of the observed objects. Methods: For the determination of the positions of the planets, the observations of their satellites have been used, providing pseudo observations of the planets. The method is tested. Results: The results show the interest of continuing this type of observation. Residuals show what ephemerides have to be improved using the present data.
%F: AA(Institut de Mecanique Celeste et de Calcul des Ephemerides, 77 avenue Denfert Rochereau, 75014 Paris, UMR 8028 du CNRS, USTL, UPMC, France email@example.com), AB(Universite Bordeaux 1, Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l'Univers, Laboratoire d'Astronomie de Bordeaux, UMR 5804 du CNRS, 2 avenue de l'Observatoire, 33270 Floirac, France firstname.lastname@example.org), AC(Universite Bordeaux 1, Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l'Univers, Laboratoire d'Astronomie de Bordeaux, UMR 5804 du CNRS, 2 avenue de l'Observatoire, 33270 Floirac, France)
Bibliogaphic Code: 2008A%26A...484..869A
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