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Accepted: 19 November 1999
Astromeric CCD positions of the Saturnian satellite Phoebe obtained from 60 frames taken in 10 nights are presented. The observations were distributed between 5 missions in the years 1995 to 1997. For the astrometric calibration the USNO-A2.0 Catalogue is used. All positions are compared with those calculated by Jacobson (1998a) and Bec-Borsenberger & Rocher (1982). The residuals have mean and standard deviation smaller than 05, in the x and y directions. The distribution of residuals is suggestive of the need of an improvement for the orbit calculations.
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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