Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy

, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 83–111 | Cite as

Report of the IAU/IAG Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements of the Planets and Satellites: 2000

  • P. K. Seidelmann (Chair)
  • V. K. Abalakin
  • M. Bursa
  • M. E. Davies
  • C. de Bergh
  • J. H. Lieske
  • J. Oberst
  • J. L. Simon
  • E. M. Standish
  • P. Stooke
  • P. C. Thomas


Every three years the IAU/IAG Working Group on cartographic coordinates and rotational elements of the planets and satellites 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. Changes since the previous report are summarized in the Appendix.

cartographic coordinates rotation axes rotation periods sizes shapes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. K. Seidelmann (Chair)
    • 1
  • V. K. Abalakin
    • 2
  • M. Bursa
    • 3
  • M. E. Davies
    • 4
  • C. de Bergh
    • 5
  • J. H. Lieske
    • 6
  • J. Oberst
    • 7
  • J. L. Simon
    • 8
  • E. M. Standish
    • 5
  • P. Stooke
    • 9
  • P. C. Thomas
    • 10
  1. 1.U.S. Naval ObservatoryWashington, DCU.S.A
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical AstronomySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Astronomical InstitutePragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.RANDSanta MonicaU.S.A
  5. 5.Observatoire de ParisParisFrance
  6. 6.Jet Propulsion LaboratoryPasadenaU.S.A
  7. 7.DLR Berlin AdlershofBerlinGermany
  8. 8.Institute de Mecanique CelesteParisFrance
  9. 9.University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  10. 10.Cornell University IthacaU.S.A

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