Astrometric observations of the satellites of the outer planets. V - The oppositions of 1978-1979, 1980, and 1981
Accurate photographic positions obtained during the 1978-1979, 1980 and 1981 oppositions are presented for the positions of the Galilean and the Saturn satellites. Spherical-equatorial coordinates are presented for a total of 1032 pairs, for the equator and equinox of 1950.0 and 1316 intersatellite positions. The data were obtained by the Leander McCormick Observatory's 67-cm refractor telescope, and answers the need for more refined orbital element data on these satellites required by the Galileo Jupiter orbiter vehicle.