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Report of the IAU/IAG Working Group on cartographic coordinates and rotational elements: 2006

Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy

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DOI: 10.1007/s10569-007-9072-y

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Abstract

Every three years the IAU/IAG Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements revises tables giving the directions of the poles of rotation and the prime meridians of the planets, satellites, minor planets, and comets. This report introduces improved values for the pole and rotation rate of Pluto, Charon, and Phoebe, the pole of Jupiter, the sizes and shapes of Saturn satellites and Charon, and the poles, rotation rates, and sizes of some minor planets and comets. A high precision realization for the pole and rotation rate of the Moon is provided. The expression for the Sun's rotation has been changed to be consistent with the planets and to account for light travel time ?? 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Report of the IAU/IAG Working Group on cartographic coordinates and rotational elements: 2006
Series title:
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
DOI:
10.1007/s10569-007-9072-y
Volume
98
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
First page:
155
Last page:
180
Number of Pages:
26