REPORT OF THE IAU/IAG/COSPAR
WORKING GROUP ON
CARTOGRAPHIC COORDINATES AND ROTATIONAL ELEMENTS
THE PLANETS AND SATELLITES: 1994
M.E. DAVIES (CHAIR)
RAND, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.
Institute for Theoretical Astronomy, St. Petersburg,
Astronomical Institute, Prague, Czechoslovakia
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.
Bureau des Longitudes, Paris, France
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA.
P.K. SEIDELMANN (VICE CHAIR)
U.S. Naval Observatory, Washington, DC, U.S.A.
A.T. SINCLAIR, B. YALLOP
Royal Greenwich Observatory, Cambridge, England
Y.S. TJUFLIN (CONSULTANT)
Central Research lnstitute of Geodesy, Air Survey,
and Mapping (TsNIIGAik), Moscow, Russia
(Received: 22 November 1995; accepted: 22 December
Abstract. Every three years the IAU/IAG/COSPAR
Working Group on Cartographic Coordinates and Rotational Elements of the
Planets and Satellites revises tables giving the directions of the north
poles of rotation and the prime meridians of the planets, satellites, and
asteroids. Also presented are revised tables giving their sizes and shapes.
Key words: Cartographic coordinates, rotation axes,
rotation periods, sizes, shapes
This working group has terminated and the rest of this
document is available in
Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy 63: 127-148, 1996.