The Orbits of Saturn’s Small Satellites Derived from Combined Historic and Cassini Imaging Observations

  title={The Orbits of Saturn’s Small Satellites Derived from Combined Historic and Cassini Imaging Observations},
  author={J. Spitale and R. Jacobson and C. Porco and W. M. Owen},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  • J. Spitale, R. Jacobson, +1 author W. M. Owen
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • The Astronomical Journal
  • We report on the orbits of the small, inner Saturnian satellites, either recovered or newly discovered in recent Cassini imaging observations. The orbits presented here reflect improvements over our previously published values in that the time base of Cassini observations has been extended, and numerical orbital integrations have been performed in those cases in which simple precessing elliptical, inclined orbit solutions were found to be inadequate. Using combined Cassini and Voyager… CONTINUE READING
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