Computing apparent planetary magnitudes for The Astronomical Almanac

@article{Mallama2018ComputingAP,
  title={Computing apparent planetary magnitudes for The Astronomical Almanac},
  author={A. Mallama and J. Hilton},
  journal={Astronomy and Computing},
  year={2018},
  volume={25},
  pages={10-24}
}
  • A. Mallama, J. Hilton
  • Published 2018
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • Astronomy and Computing
  • Abstract Improved equations for computing planetary magnitudes are reported. These formulas model V -band observations acquired from the time of the earliest filter photometry in the 1950s up to the present era. The new equations incorporate several terms that have not previously been used for generating physical ephemerides. These include the rotation and revolution angles of Mars, the sub-solar and sub-Earth latitudes of Uranus, and the secular time dependence of Neptune. Formulas for use in… CONTINUE READING

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