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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 139, 305-310

Photographic positions for the first eight satellites of Saturn[*][*]

C.H. Veiga and R. Vieira Martins

Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, 20921-400 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Received January 11; accepted July 23, 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 0$.\!\!^{\prime\prime}$3.

Key words: astrometry -- planets and satellites -- Saturn

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