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Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy

, Volume 63, Issue 2, pp 127–148 | Cite as

Report of the IAU/IAG/COSPAR Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements of the Planets and Satellites: 1994

  • M. E. Davies
  • V. K. Abalakin
  • M. Bursa
  • J. H. Lieske
  • B. Morando
  • D. Morrison
  • P. K. Seidelmann
  • A. T. Sinclair
  • B. Yallop
  • Y. S. Tjuflin
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Abstract

Every three years the IAU/IAG/COSPAR Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements of the Planets and Stallites revises tables giving the directions of the north poles of rotation and the prime meridians of the planets, satellites, and asteroids. Also presented are revised tables giving their sizes and shapes.

Key words

Cartographic coordinates rotation axes rotation periods sizes shapes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. E. Davies
    • 1
  • V. K. Abalakin
    • 2
  • M. Bursa
    • 3
  • J. H. Lieske
    • 4
  • B. Morando
    • 5
  • D. Morrison
    • 6
  • P. K. Seidelmann
    • 7
  • A. T. Sinclair
    • 8
  • B. Yallop
    • 8
  • Y. S. Tjuflin
    • 9
  1. 1.RANDSanta MonicaU.S.A.
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical AstronomySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Astronomical InstitutePragueCzechoslovakia
  4. 4.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaU.S.A.
  5. 5.Bureau des LongitudesParisFrance
  6. 6.NASA Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldU.S.A.
  7. 7.U.S. Naval ObservatoryWashington, DCU.S.A.
  8. 8.Royal Greenwich ObservatoryCambridgeEngland
  9. 9.Central Research Institute of Geodesy, Air Survey, and Mapping (TsNIIGAik)MoscowRussia

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