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Generation of a secular system in the analytical theory for the motion of the moon

T. V. Ivanova

Solar System Research, 47(5), 359-362 (2013)

About the paper


In order to generate an analytical theory of the motion of the Moon by considering planetary perturbations, a procedure of general planetary theory (GPT) is used. In this case, the Moon is considered as an addition planet to the eight principal planets. Therefore, according to the GPT procedure, the theory of the Moon’s orbital motion can be presented in the form of series with respect to the evolution of eccentric and oblique variables with quasi-periodic coefficients, which are the functions of mean longitudes for principal planets and the Moon. The relationship between evolution variables and the time is determined by a trigonometric solution for the independent secular system that describes the secular motion of a perigee and the Moon node by considering secular planetary inequalities. Principal planetary coordinates required for generating the theory of the motion of the Moon includes only Keplerian terms, the intermediate orbit, and the linear theory with respect to eccentricities and inclinations in the first order relative to the masses. All analytical calculations are performed by means of the specialized echeloned Poisson Series Processor EPSP.