Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 136, Number 2, April II 1999
|Page(s)||257 - 259|
|Published online||15 April 1999|
CCD astrometry of Saturn's satellites in 1995 and 1997*
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2 Astronomy Unit, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, UK
3 Astrophysics and Planetary Science Division, School of Mathematics and Physics, The Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland
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Accepted: 24 November 1998
In this paper, we publish measurements of 1514 positions of the major satellites of Saturn made in 1995 and 1997 using CCD detectors attached to the 1-metre Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope on the island of La Palma. Analysis of the data as inter-satellite positions shows that the observations of Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Titan have root-mean-square residuals of in 1995 and in 1997.
Key words: satellites of Saturn / astrometry
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