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The catalogue of astrometric positions of Mars, Phobos and Deimos

V.Golovnya, E.Izhakevich, I.Ledovskaya, S.Major, S.Shatokhina

The catalogue of the photographic positions of Mars, Phobos and Deimos contains geocentric positions of Mars ( 942 positions), Phobos (133) and Deimos (283).

The observations of Mars and its satellites were made with the 400/5500 double long-focus astrograph at Golosiiv, the 600-mm Zeiss reflector at Majdanak, the 400/3000 double wide-angle astrograph at Kitab over the period from 1963 to 1988.

The different sets of these observations were originally reduced to the Yale, AGK3, SAO, FOCAT, H* catalogues and published by different authors. These positions were collected, reviewed and rereduced to ACT and PPM reference systems with the aid of either published dependences for the reference stars or measured rectangular coordinates. All positions were compared with the JPL ephemeris.

The following table (201.8Kb) gives:
  • - number of the plate
  • - year of the observations
  • - month of the observations
  • - day of the observations
  • - moment in the UTC
  • - Right ascension in h m s, ICRF(J2000.0) in ACT catalogue
  • - Declination in deg, ', '' in ACT catalogue
  • - residuals (O-C) for alpha coordinate in seconds of time in ACT catalogue
  • - residuals (O-C) for delta coordinate in arcseconds in ACT catalogue
  • - Right ascension in h m s, FK5(J2000.0) in PPM catalogue
  • - Declination in deg, ', '' in PPM catalogue
  • - residuals (O-C) for alpha coordinate in seconds of time in PPM catalogue
  • - residuals (O-C) for delta coordinate in arcseconds in PPM catalogue
  • - Right ascension in h m s in original catalogue
  • - Declination in deg, ', '' in original catalogue
  • - residuals (O-C) for alpha coordinate in seconds of time in original catalogue
  • - residuals (O-C) for delta coordinate in arcseconds in original catalogue
  • - the name of original catalogue.

* - the catalogue of the faint stars around Mars for 1988 opposition made by H.Potter.



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