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Lunar occultation of Saturn. IV - Astrometric results from observations of the satellitesThe method of determining local lunar limb slopes, and the consequent time scale needed for diameter studies, from accurate occultation timings at two nearby telescopes is described. Results for photoelectric observations made at Mauna Kea Observatory during the occultation of Saturn's satellites on March 30, 1974, are discussed. Analysis of all observations of occultations of Saturn's satellites during 1974 indicates possible errors in the ephemerides of Saturn and its satellites.
Document ID
19780041772
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Dunham, D. W. (Computer Sciences Corp. Silver Spring, Md., United States)
Elliot, J. L. (Computer Sciences Corp. Silver Spring, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: Icarus
Volume: 33
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-33-010-082
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF GP-32263X
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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