Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 139, Number 2, October II 1999
|Page(s)||305 - 310|
|Published online||15 October 1999|
Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, 20921-400 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Accepted: 23 July 1999
Astrometric positions of the first eight Saturnian satellites obtained from 138 photographic plates taken in 30 nights in the years 1982 to 1988 are presented. All positions are compared with those calculated by the theory TASS1.7 (Vienne & Duriez 1998). The observed minus calculated residuals give rise to standard deviations smaller than 03.
Key words: astrometry / planets and satellites / Saturn
Based on observations made at Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica/CNPq/MCT-Itajubá-Brazil. Please send offprint requests to C.H. Veiga.
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