Appendix:  COODINATES  OF  OBSERVATORIES

This list is the extension of Marsden's list of observatories published in “Minor Planet Circularies”. The additional data about observatories were taken from other sources.

ATTENTION!    These coordinates may be used for reduction of   routinal observations with standard accuracy. For reduction of high accuracy observations (CCD, meridian obs., NEO objects) should be used more exact coordinates of instrument.

Code               Reference

  1. list of MPC: nn.25665-25670, 25993, 26206, 26439, 26781, etc. (list of Marsden)
  2. “The Astronomical Year-Book for the year 1942”, 1941, p.355-360, in Russian
  3. “The Astronomical Ephemeris for the year 1980”, 1979, p.472-496
  4. “The Astronomical Almanac for the year 2002”, 2000, p.J1-J18
  5. “Connaissance des Temps pour l'an 1912”, 1910, p.1*-104*
  6. “The Nautical Almanac for the year 1933”, 1932
  7. “The Astronomical Ephemeris for the year 1974”, 1973, p.486-501
  8. D.A.O-Handley, Technical Report 32-1296, NASA, JPL, 1968, p.2-3
  9. Various ref.: (Berliner AJ, 1949), (Observ. Astr., 1931) etc.

ASCII file of the coordinates of observatories ( observatories.txt 168.5 Kb; observatories.zip 39.5 Kb) has the format: (commente.txt 2.8 Kb):

positions

contents

comments

2-5

Number of observation

The numbers 0-999 were taken in according to Marsden (Ref.1), the numbers from 1000 were appropriated by us.

7-30 Location of observatory Country, place, town
32-75 Name of observatory and some notes

77-85

Longitude in angular units (dddmm.mm)
87-94 Geodetic latitude in angular units (ddmm.m)
96-99 Height in meters

For observatories with numbers 0-999 and code of reference 1* the heights were taken by maps

  101-103 Code of references For numbers 0-999 the code equals 1 usually. It should be noted that in many cases the heights were obtained unreal from Marsden's data. So the coordinates of obs. from MPC were improved by us from other sources and the code of these observatories was noted by the asteriks (1*).

 


©  2001 November 9
M.L. Sveshnikov, IAA RAS.