Dr. Audouin Dollfus, Meudon Observatory, reports the discovery of a probable new satellite of Saturn. The satellite, of magnitude 14, is very close to the edge of the ring and moves in an orbit of estimated diameter 315 000 km. The provisional revolution period is 18 hours. The object was observed on three plate: at eastern elongation on December 15 and at western elongation on December 16 and 17. Dr. Dollfus states that further observations are needed.
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- January 1967