Vital Statistics for Saturn's Rings and Inner Satellites

Rings of Saturn

Sources

  1. Murray, C.D. and S.F. Dermott, "Solar System Dynamics", Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  2. Porco, C.C., and the Cassini Imaging Team, 2006. Rings of Saturn (R/2006 S 1, R/2006 S 2, R/2006 S 3, R/2006 S 4). IAU Circ. 8759
  3. Roussos, E., Jones, G.H., Krupp, N., Paranicas, C., Mitchell, D.G., Krimigis, S.M., Woch, J., Lagg, A., Khurana, K., 2008. Energetic electron signatures of Saturn’s smaller moons: Evidence of an arc of material at Methone. Icarus 193, 455–464.
  4. Porco, C.C., on behalf of the Cassini Imaging Team, 2008. R/2006 S 5 and R/2007 S 1. IAU Circ. 8970.
  5. Verbiscer, A.J., Skrutskie, M.F., and D.P. Hamilton, "Saturn’s largest ring", Nature Ltrs, 461, 22 October 2009.
  6. Tiscareno, M.S., (private communication), estimated values based on semimajor axis of Daphnis and nominal gap width of 35km.

Regular Satellites of Saturn

Notes

  1. JPL Horizons: Mean orbital elements referred to the local Laplace planes, Epoch 2000 Jan. 1.50.
  2. JPL Horizons: Mean orbital elements referred to the Saturn equator, Epoch 2004 Jan. 1.00.
  3. JPL Horizons: Mean orbital elementsred referred to the ecliptic,Epoch 2000 Jan. 1.00.
  4. Cooper, N.J., C.D. Murray, M.W. Evans, K. Beurle, R.A. Jacobson, and C.C. Porco, "Astrometry and dynamics of Anthe (S/2007 S 4), a new satellite of Saturn", Icarus 195, 765–777, 2008.
  5. Physical parameters from Murray, C.D., and S.F. Dermott, "Solar System Dynamics", Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  6. Orbital elememts from Jacobson, R.A., J. Spitale, C. C. Porco, K. Beurle, N. J. Cooper, M.W.Evans, and C. D. Murray, Revised Orbits Of Saturn’S Small Inner Satellites, Astronomical Journal, 135:261–263,2008.
  7. Masses from Weiss, J.W., C.C. Porco, and M.S. Tiscareno, Ring Edge Waves And The Masses Of Nearby Satellites, Astronomical Journal, 138:272–286, 2009.
  8. Physical parameters from Jacobson, R.A., P.G. Antreasian, J.J. Bordi, K.E. Criddle, R. Ionasescu, J.B. Jones, R.A. Mackenzie, M.C. Meek, D. Parcher, F.J. Pelletier, W.M. Owen, Jr., D.C. Roth, I.M. Roundhill, and J.R. Stauch, The Gravity Field Of The Saturnian System From Satellite Observations And Spacecraft Tracking Data, Astronomical Journal, 132:2520-2526, 2006.
  9. Masses from Jacobson, R.A., J. Spitale, C. C. Porco, K. Beurle, N. J. Cooper, M.W.Evans, and C. D. Murray, Revised Orbits Of Saturn’S Small Inner Satellites, Astronomical Journal, 135:261–263,2008.10 Spitale 2006.
  10. Porco, C. C., P. C. Thomas, J. W. Weiss, and D. C. Richardson 2007. Saturn’s small inner satellites: Clues to their origins. Science 318, 1602–1607.
  11. Hedman, M.M., N.J. Cooper, C.D. Murray, K. Beurle, M.W. Evans, M.S. Tiscareno, and J. A. Burns, Aegaeon (Saturn LIII), a G-ring object, eprint arXiv:0911.0171 [astro-ph.EP], 2009.

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