Errata 2008

 

Time Scales and Coordinate Systems, Section B

  • Page A85, eclipse diagram:

    the point labeled "Greatest Eclipse" is incorrect and should be ignored.

  • Page A89, eclipse diagram:

    the point labeled "Greatest Eclipse" is incorrect and should be ignored.

  • Page B7, paragraph 4, line 7:

    replace “longitudes of the Earth and Jupiter” with “ecliptic longitudes of the Sun and Jupiter”

  • Page B26, line 10:

    replace Rn(θ) with Rn(φ)

  • Page B60, last sentence under “Reduction from GCRS to the Celestial Intermediate Reference System — rigorous formulae”:

    replace a = 1/2 + Z/8 with a = 1/2 + (1/8)*(X2+Y2)

  • Page B70, line 7:

    replace “longitude of the Earth” with “ecliptic longitude of the Sun”

The Moon, Section D

  • Page D2, Mean inclination of the lunar orbit to the ecliptic:

    replace 5.145 3964 with 5.156 6898

Satellites of the Planets, Section F

  • Page F4, XIX Ymir:

    replace 1315.21 with 1315.21 R

  • Page F4: Pluto satellite I Charon's Inclination of Orbit should have a footnote stating “Relative to Earth's J2000.0 equator”

  • Page F47: Satellite diagram for Uranus should state “Satellite Motions are Clockwise”

Minor Planets and Comets, Section G

  • Multiple pages:

    On pages G5 onwards, the minor planet transit times contain an unpredictable error. Mostly the times are in error by 0.1 or 0.2 minutes; occasionally the error reaches 0.4 minutes. Corrected pages may be downloaded here.

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