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The identification of comets in Chinese historical records
Zhang Lan; Zhao Gang
2011
Source PublicationSCIENCE CHINA-PHYSICS MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY
Volume54Issue:1Pages:150-155
AbstractThe historical records of astronomical phenomena may play a significant role in comet identification. Getting an accurate result is based on many factors, of which the calculation of orbital elements is the most important. This paper presents a "Cross Reference" method in which the perturbation of Jupiter is the only considered factor used to attempt an efficient way of comet identification with ancient Chinese historical records. In this method, the records before and after the calculated result from orbital determination within the error range are compared with the historical records to find the correlated perihelion time, and then, with five other orbital elements at the perihelion time, the ephemeris is calculated. If the calculated ephemeris matches the historical records, it is concluded that the comet determined by orbital calculation is the same as the one recorded in history. With this method, three comets with four historical records have already been found.
KeywordCelestial Mechanics Methods: Numerical Comets: General
DOI10.1007/s11433-010-4135-6
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000287765900023
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.bao.ac.cn/handle/114a11/7991
Collection光学天文研究部
AffiliationChinese Acad Sci, Natl Astron Observ, Beijing 100012, Peoples R China
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Zhang Lan,Zhao Gang. The identification of comets in Chinese historical records[J]. SCIENCE CHINA-PHYSICS MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY,2011,54(1):150-155.
APA Zhang Lan,&Zhao Gang.(2011).The identification of comets in Chinese historical records.SCIENCE CHINA-PHYSICS MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY,54(1),150-155.
MLA Zhang Lan,et al."The identification of comets in Chinese historical records".SCIENCE CHINA-PHYSICS MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY 54.1(2011):150-155.
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