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Numerically Integrated Orbits of the Major Saturnian Satellites fit to Earthbased Observations

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dc.contributor.author Jacobson, R. A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Vaughan, R. M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06T02:21:30Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-06T02:21:30Z
dc.date.issued 1993-05 en_US
dc.identifier.citation AAS Division on Dynamical Astronomy: Dynamical Astronomy en_US
dc.identifier.citation Santa Barbara, CA en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 93-0791 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/35216
dc.description.abstract We have fit numerically integrated orbits of the eight major satellites of Saturn to all available astrometric and meridian circle observations for the period of 1971 to 1992. The integration was carried out in cartesian coordinates in the J2000 system. The force model included the gravitational effects of the oblate primary, the mutual perturbations of the satellites, and perturbations due to Jupiter and the Sun. Values of the gravitational parameters of the Saturnian system, e.g. planet and satellite masses, were taken from Campbell, et. al., 1989, only the epoch state vectors of the satellites were adjusted to obtain orbits which fit the observations. All astrometric data was processed in the form of satellite relative positions which were weighted according to observer and opposition to reflect the varying data quality... en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.title Numerically Integrated Orbits of the Major Saturnian Satellites fit to Earthbased Observations en_US


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