Accession Number:

AD0748032

Title:

Astronomical Papers. Volume XXI. Part I. The Orbit of Polyhymnia and the Mass of Jupiter,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAUTICAL ALMANAC OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The motion of Polyhymnia is sensitive to the mass of Jupiter because of nearly commensurate mean motions and actual close approaches. In the study, observations of the minor planet, extending from 1854 to 1969, are discussed and compared with numerically integrated ephemerides. Solution of 940 conditional equations yields corrections to the orbital elements of Polyhymnia and to the mass of Jupiter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE