Accession Number:

AD0263590

Title:

DIFFERENTIAL ORBIT IMPROVEMENT WITH THE USE OF ROTATED RESIDUALS

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SMITHSONIAN ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY CAMBRIDGE MASS

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Report Date:

1961-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A new technique of differential orbit improvement is described, in which the residuals in right ascension and declination are not used directly, but are rotated to obtain two other components. One of the components does not contain the timing error of the observations and the effect of irregular changes in air d ag to the first order the other does contain these effects to the largest possible extent. Important applications of the method include the correction of station coordinates and the determination of tesseral harmonics in the gravitational potential of the earth. Special attention is paid to the case of small eccentricities. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE