Accession Number:

ADA471037

Title:

Report of the IAU/IAG Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2006

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING PHYSICS

Report Date:

2007-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Every three years the IAUIAG Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements revises tables giving the directions of the poles of rotation and the prime meridians of the planets, satellites, minor planets, and comets. This report introduces improved values for the pole and rotation rate of Pluto, Charon, and Phoebe, the pole of Jupiter, the sizes and shapes of Saturn satellites and Charon, and the poles, rotation rates, and sizes of some minor planets and comets. A high precision realization for the pole and rotation rate of the Moon is provided. The expression for the Suns rotation has been changed to be consistent with the planets and to account for light travel time.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE