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

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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.

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Merton Davies, The original chairman of this Working Group, died on April 17, 2001.

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(Chair), P.K.S., Abalakin, V.K., Bursa, M. et al. Report of the IAU/IAG Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements of the Planets and Satellites: 2000. Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 82, 83–111 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1013939327465

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  • cartographic coordinates
  • rotation axes
  • rotation periods
  • sizes
  • shapes