Accession Number:

AD0765901

Title:

Astronomical Papers. Volume 21. Part II. Determination of the Mass of Jupiter from a Study of the Motion of 57 Mnemosyne,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAUTICAL ALMANAC OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

The minor planet Mnemosyne is particularly suitable for determining the mass of Jupiter because of near commensurability in the mean motions. Observations over the period 1859-1968 were analyzed and 2620 conditional equations utilized for least-squares differential correction of its orbital elements and the mass of Jupiter. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Celestial Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE