On the Lunar Secular Acceleration: A Possible Approach

  • V. Protitch-Benishek
  • M. B. Protitch
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 141)


The secular quadratic term in the expression of the Moon’s longitude has been introduced empirically after the conclusion that its mean motion is not constant (Halley, 1695).


Celestial Body Orbital Element Periodical Term True Answer Inertial Coordinate System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. Halley, E.: 1695, Phyl. Trans. Roy. Soc. London, 218.Google Scholar
  2. Brumberg, V. A., Kovalevsky, J.: 1986, Celest. Mech., 39, 133–140.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Seidelmann, P. K.: 1986, Celest. Mech., 39, 141–146.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© IAU 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Protitch-Benishek
    • 1
  • M. B. Protitch
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomical ObservatoryBelgradeYugoslavia

Personalised recommendations