Results of positional observations of Martian satellites.
Orbital elements and ephemerides are determined for Phobos and Deimos on the basis of photographic positional observations made when Mars was in opposition between October 17 and 27, 1973. The photographs included 60 positions of Phobos, 114 of Deimos, and 44 pictures of both satellites together. The orbital elements of each satellite are given for JD 2441980.5, and the data are compared with results obtained in 1971. The satellite ephemerides for each day of the observing period are tabulated.
Abastumanskaia Astrofizicheskaia Observatoriia Byulleten
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- Orbital Elements;
- Astronomical Photography;
- Position (Location);
- Tables (Data);