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Earth, Moon, and Planets

, Volume 100, Issue 1–2, pp 117–123 | Cite as

A New Determination of the Mass of (1) Ceres

  • A. Kovačević
  • M. Kuzmanoski
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Abstract

We present result for the mass of (1) Ceres, determined from its close encounter with asteroid (5303) Parijskij. Gravitational effects of (1) Ceres on the motion of (5303) Parijskij is the largest found so far. Also, we analyzed available data of close encounter with (7298) 1992 WM5.

Keywords

Asteroids astrometry mass determination minor planets numerical integration 

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Acknowledgments

It is our pleasure to express a gratitude to the referees for their invaluable suggestions and remarks. This work has been realized within the project “Dynamical astronomy and planetology” (No. 146004) supported by the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Astronomy, Faculty of MathematicsUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

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