Accession Number : AD0625910

Title :   RECTANGULAR COORDINATES OF MERCURY 1800-2000,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Duncombe,R. L. ; Tufekcioglu,Z. ; Larson,G.

Report Date : 02 APR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 218

Abstract : The rectangular heliocentric equatorial coordinates in this circular are intended chiefly for use in the numerical integration of orbits of celestial bodies, natural or artificial, which approach closely to Mercury. They are referred to the mean equinox and equator of 1950.0. They have been calculated from Newcomb's general theory of the motion of Mercury (Astronomical Papers prepared for the use of the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, volume VI, 1898), and are tabulated for every second day from J. D. 237 8492.5 to J. D. 245 2048.5. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MERCURY(PLANET), CELESTIAL MECHANICS), (*CELESTIAL MECHANICS, MERCURY(PLANET)), TRAJECTORIES, POSITION FINDING, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE