Re: Question about Saturn's ring inclination / tilt
[Re: Mike Phillips]
#5616120 - 01/10/13 07:33 PM
Quote: Does the ephem, "Planetocentric orbital longitude of the Sun" equal the tilt of the rings to earth?
Mike, the tilt of Saturn’s ring plane from an earthbound observer’s perspective is equivalent to what Jean Meeus in his book Astronomical Algorithms calls “the saturnicentric latitude of the Earth referred to the plane of the ring”. Several of my diagrams on my Saturn webpage relate to the ring tilt as described in Jean’s model: www.CurtRenz.com/saturn