Format for Optical Transit, Photoelectric Transit, Photographic, and CCD Observations.

O'Handley, D. A. 1968 : "Card Format for Optical and Radar Planetary Data", JPL Technical Report 32-1296, Pasadena, CA.

---------------------------------------------------------------------- column 1 "P" 2-4 planet # (either "00p" or "pss", where p is the planet number; s is the satellite number) 5-16 UT of observation (D12.5) 22-25 observatory/telescope # (see table below) 26-28 catalog code # (see table below) 29 type 1 => transit, geocentric 3 => photographic, geocentric 4 => transit, topocentric 6 => photographic, topocentric 30 observer code | The data in these columns are not always given for the 31 clamp code | modern observations. However, optical observations of 32 circle code | the sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the moon are no longer 33 ra-limb | used in ephemeris adjustments. 34-42 r.a. [hhmmss^sss] 43 equinox [0: true e&e; 3: mean 1950; 9: mean J2000] 44-49 r.a. residual (usually not given) 50 de-limb | See note for columns 30-33 51-59 dec. [+/-ddmmss^ss] 60 equinox [0: true e&e; 3: mean 1950; 9: mean J2000] 61-65 dec. residual (usually not given) 73-76 year 77-80 source O'Handley, D. A. 1968 : "Card Format for Optical and Radar Planetary Data", JPL Technical Report 32-1296, Pasadena, CA. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Observatory/Telescope Codes (for complete list, see http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/lists/ObsCodes.html) 000 RGO - Greenwich 0011 RGO - Herstmonceux 7866 Washington - 6 inch 7869 Washington - 9 inch 388 Tokyo 673 Table Mountain Observatory, Wrightwood, California 689 U.S. Naval Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona 9001 RGO - La Palma 999 Bordeaux ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Catalogue Codes 350 Greenwich 3Gr50 700 Extra-Galactic Reference Catalogue 750 ACT (USNO: derived from AC2000 and Tycho) 760 UCAC2 (USNO, Zacharias) 800 HST Guide Star 888 ICRF 890 Tycho-2 971 F3 980 991 FK4 995 FK5 996 AGK3 997 PPM 998 Perth 999 SAO ----------------------------------------------------------------------

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