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Report of the IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2009

Archinal, B.A. and A'Hearn, M.F. and Bowell, E. and Conrad, A. and Consolmagno, G.J. and Courtin, R. and Fukushima, T. and Hestroffer, D. and Hilton, J.L. and Krasinsky, G.A. and Neumann, G. and Oberst, J. and Seidelmann, P.K. and Stooke, P. and Tohlen, D.J. and Thomas, P.C. and Williams, I.P. (2011) Report of the IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2009. Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 109 (2), pp. 101-135. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s10569-010-9320-4. ISSN 0923-2958.

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Every three years the IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements revises tables giving the directions of the poles of rotation and the prime meridians of the planets, satellites, minor planets, and comets. This report takes into account the IAUWorking Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) and the IAU Committee on Small Body Nomenclature (CSBN) definition of dwarf planets, introduces improved values for the pole and rotation rate of Mercury, returns the rotation rate of Jupiter to a previous value, introduces improved values for the rotation of five satellites of Saturn, and adds the equatorial radius of the Sun for comparison. It also adds or updates size and shape information for the Earth, Mars’ satellites Deimos and Phobos, the four Galilean satellites of Jupiter, and 22 satellites of Saturn. Pole, rotation, and size information has been added for the asteroids (21) Lutetia, (511) Davida, and (2867) Šteins. Pole and rotation information has been added for (2) Pallas and (21) Lutetia. Pole and rotation and mean radius information has been added for (1) Ceres. Pole information has been updated for (4) Vesta. The high precision realization for the pole and rotation rate of the Moon is updated. Alternative orientation models for Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are noted. The Working Group also reaffirms that once an observable feature at a defined longitude is chosen, a longitude definition origin should not change except under unusual circumstances. It is also noted that alternative coordinate systems may exist for various (e.g. dynamical) purposes, but specific cartographic coordinate system information continues to be recommended for each body. The Working Group elaborates on its purpose, and also announces its plans to occasionally provide limited updates to its recommendations via its website, in order to address community needs for some updates more often than every 3 years. Brief recommendations are also made to the general planetary community regarding the need for controlled products, and improved or consensus rotation models for Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

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Document Type:Article
Title:Report of the IAU Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements: 2009
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Archinal, B.A.U.S. Geological SurveyUNSPECIFIED
A'Hearn, M.F.University of MarylandUNSPECIFIED
Bowell, E.Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, AZ, USAUNSPECIFIED
Conrad, A.W.M. Keck Observatory, Kamuela, HI, USAUNSPECIFIED
Consolmagno, G.J.Vatican Observatory, Vatican City, Vatican City StateUNSPECIFIED
Courtin, R.LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Fukushima, T.National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo,JapanUNSPECIFIED
Hestroffer, D.IMCCE, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS, paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Hilton, J.L.U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, DC, USAUNSPECIFIED
Krasinsky, G.A.Institute for Applied Astronomy, St. Petersburg, RussiaUNSPECIFIED
Neumann, G.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Oberst, J.juergen.oberst (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Seidelmann, P.K.University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Stooke, P.University of Western Ontario, London, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Tohlen, D.J.University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USAUNSPECIFIED
Thomas, P.C.Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USAUNSPECIFIED
Williams, I.P.Queen Mary University of London, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1007/s10569-010-9320-4
Page Range:pp. 101-135
Keywords:Cartographic coordinates, Longitude , Latitude, Rotation axes, Rotation periods, Sizes, Shapes, Planets, Satellites, Dwarf planets, Minor planets, Comets
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geodesy
Deposited By: Wählisch, Marita
Deposited On:09 Dec 2011 15:18
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:24

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