Determination of the Charon/Pluto Mass Ratio from Center-of-Light Astrometry

  • JEFFREY A. FOUST, J. L. Elliot, +5 authors RONALD C. STONE
  • Published 1997

Abstract

matches a new value of 0.124 6 0.008 by Null and Owen (1996, Astron. J. 111, 1368–1381). The mass ratio and resulting The Charon/Pluto mass ratio is a fundamental but poorly individual masses and densities of Pluto and Charon are consisknown parameter of the two-body system. Previous values for tent with a collisional origin for the Pluto–Charon systhe mass… (More)

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@inproceedings{FOUST1997DeterminationOT, title={Determination of the Charon/Pluto Mass Ratio from Center-of-Light Astrometry}, author={JEFFREY A. FOUST and J. L. Elliot and Catherine B. Olkin and Stephen McDonald and Edward W. Dunham and Remington Stone and John S. McDonald and RONALD C. STONE}, year={1997} }