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J/other/KFNT/33.70  Topocentric positions of Saturn's moons (Yizhakevych+, 2017)

The catalog of Topocentric positions of Saturn's moons, obtained from photographic observations in 1961-1990 at MAO NASU. Yizhakevych O.M., Andruk V.M., Pakuliak L.K. <Kinematika Fiz. Nebesn. Tel., 33, 70-80 (2017)> =2017KFNT...33...70Y (SIMBAD/NED BibCode) =2017KPCB...33..142Y
ADC_Keywords: Solar system ; Planets ; Positional data ; Magnitudes, photographic Keywords: astrometric data - major planets - satellites of major planets - Saturn - magnitudes, photographic Abstract: A catalog of 1399 astrometric positions of Saturn's moons S2-S9 has been compiled with Tycho-2 as a reference frame from photographic observations obtained at the Main Astronomical Observatory, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, in 1961-1990. Astronegatives have been digitized with an Epson Expression 10000XL commercial scanner in 16-bit grayscale with a resolution of 1200 dpi. Reduction has been performed in the LINUX-MIDAS-ROMAFOT software supplemented with additional modules. The internal positional accuracy of the reduction is 0.09...0.23" for both coordinates and 0.27...0.37m for the photographic magnitudes of the Tycho-2 catalog. Gallery of plate images used for the catalog: Description: Telescopes: DL: The Tepfer Double Long-Focus Astrograph (D=40cm, F=550cm, Marsden's No.083) DW: The Zeiss Double Wide-Angle Astrograph (D=40cm,F=220cm, Marsden's No.083) DZ: The Zeiss Double Wide-Angle Astrograph (D=40cm, F=300cm, Marsden's No.186)) Z6: The 60-cm Zeiss Reflector, (D=60cm, Cassegrain F=750cm, Marsden's No.188). Indices of plate emulsions: 1 - ORWO ZU2, 2 - ORWO ZU21, 3 - ORWO NP27, 4 - Agfa Astro, 5 - KodakU,IIaO Satellites' numbers: 2 - Enceladus, 3 - Tethys, 4 - Diona, 5 - Rhea, 6 - Titan, 7 - Hiperion, 8 - Japetus, 9 - Phoebe. Unique identifier of the plate - the identifier in the Wide-Field Plate Database and/or UkrVO Digital Archive File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file satdata.dat 107 1399 Topocentric positions of Saturn's moons
See also: VI/90 : Wide-Field Plate Database (Tsvetkov+ 1997) J/A+AS/121/65 : 1990-1994 Saturn's satellites astrometry (Harper+ 1997) J/A+AS/136/257 : Saturn's satellites in 1995/97 (Harper+ 1999) J/A+AS/139/305 : Saturn's satellites positions (1982-1988) (Veiga+, 1999) J/other/KFNT/15.483 : Positions of Thebe and Amalthea (Ledovskaya+ 1999) J/A+A/383/1054 : Pluto & Saturn astrometry in 1995-2001 (Rapaport+, 2002) J/A+A/391/767 : CCD observations of Phoebe in 1998-1999 (Fienga+, 2002) J/A+A/422/377 : 1997-2000 Saturn's satellites astrometry (Qiao+, 2004) J/A+A/485/293 : Events of Saturn satellites during 2009 equinox (Arlot+, 2008) J/AJ/136/2214 : Saturn and its satellites positions in 2002-2006 (Peng+, 2008) J/A+A/493/1183 : Saturn major satellites observations (1874-2007) (Desmars+, 2009) J/AJ/146/12 : Occultations through Starun's C ring (Hedman+, 2013) J/AJ/149/27 : Cassini ISS astrometry of Saturnian satellites (Cooper+, 2015) Byte-by-byte Description of file: satdata.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 17 A17 "date" Obs.Date Date of observation, YYYY/MM/DD.dddddd 19 I1 --- No ? Satellite's Number 21- 22 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 24- 25 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 27- 32 F6.3 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 34 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 35- 36 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 38- 39 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 41- 46 F6.3 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 50- 53 F4.1 mag Bmag Photographic B magnitude 57- 60 I4 s ExpTime Exposure time 63- 66 I4 --- Nz Number of reference stars (TYCHO2) 69- 72 F4.2 mag e_Bmag Bmag R.M.S. error 75- 79 F5.3 arcsec e_RAs Right ascension R.M.S. error 82- 86 F5.3 arcsec e_DEs Declination R.M.S. error 88 I1 --- emID Emulsion 90- 91 A2 --- Tel Telescope 94-107 A14 --- WFPDBid Unique identifier of the plate
Acknowledgements: Ludmila Pakuliak, pakuliak(at) O.M. Yizhakevych, izhak(at)
(End) Ludmila Pakuliak [MAO NASU], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 05-Jul-2018
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