Report of the IAU/IAG Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2003

  • P. K. Seidelmann
  • B. A. Archinal
  • M. F. A’Hearn
  • D. P. Cruikshank
  • J. L. Hilton
  • H. U. Keller
  • J. Oberst
  • J. L. Simon
  • P. Stooke
  • D. J. Tholen
  • P. C. Thomas
Article

Abstract

Every three years the IAU/IAG Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements revises tables giving the directions of the north poles of rotation and the prime meridians of the planets, satellites, and asteroids. This report introduces a system of cartographic coordinates for asteroids and comets. A topographic reference surface for Mars is recommended. Tables for the rotational elements of the planets and satellites and size and shape of the planets and satellites are not included, since there were no changes to the values. They are available in the previous report (Celest. Mech. Dyn. Astron., 82, 83–110, 2002), a version of which is also available on a web site.

Keywords

asteroids cartographic coordinates comets planets rotation axes rotation periods satellites shapes sizes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Seidelmann
    • 1
  • B. A. Archinal
    • 2
  • M. F. A’Hearn
    • 3
  • D. P. Cruikshank
    • 4
  • J. L. Hilton
    • 5
  • H. U. Keller
    • 6
  • J. Oberst
    • 7
  • J. L. Simon
    • 8
  • P. Stooke
    • 9
  • D. J. Tholen
    • 10
  • P. C. Thomas
    • 11
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleU.S.A.
  2. 2.U.S. Geological SurveyFlagstaffU.S.A.
  3. 3.University of MarylandCollege ParkU.S.A.
  4. 4.NASA/Ames Research CenterMoffett FieldU.S.A.
  5. 5.U.S. Naval ObservatoryWashingtonU.S.A.
  6. 6.MPI AeronomieKatlenburg LindauGermany
  7. 7.DLR Berlin AdlershofBerlinGermany
  8. 8.Institut de Mécanique CélesteParisFrance
  9. 9.University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  10. 10.University of HawaiiHonoluluU.S.A.
  11. 11.Cornell UniversityIthacaU.S.A.

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