Census of the Galaxy: Challenges for Photometry and Spectrometry with GAIA

Proceedings of the Workshop held in Vilnius, Lithuania 2–6 July 2001

Editors: Vansevicius, Vladas, Kucinskas, Arunas, Sudzius, Jokubas (Eds.)

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Astrometry from space was performed for the first time and with great success by the ESA Hipparcos satellite (1989-93). This mission was designed as an as­ trometry mission, but the use of a photon counting detector made it possible to produce very important photometric results: the most accurate astronomical pho­ tometry ever by the main Hipparcos mission in a very broad band of 120000 stars, and the two-colour Tycho-2 photometry of 2.5 million stars. The cornerstone ESA mission GAIA was approved in October 2000 for launch not later than 2012. This mission will use CCDs in time-delayed integration mode instead of the photo-cathode detectors used in Hipparcos. Due to the higher quantum efficiency of the CCDs, simultaneous integration of many stars, and larger tele­ scope apertures GAIA will utilize the star light a million times more efficiently than Hipparcos, resulting in astrometry and multi-colour photometry for one billion stars. GAIA photometry is crucial for the scientific utilization of the astrometric results, and the photometric data have a high scientific content in themselves.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • GAIA: An Astrometric and Photometric Survey of our Galaxy

    Perryman, M. A. C.

    Pages 1-10

  • GAIA Photometry: Selected Topics

    Høg, Erik

    Pages 13-19

  • Determination of Stellar Parameters with GAIA

    Bailer-Jones, C. A. L.

    Pages 21-29

  • GAIA Photometric System: Evaluation of Performance

    Vansevičius, Vladas (et al.)

    Pages 31-39

  • GAIA Photometric System: Simultaneous 4-D Parameterization

    Bridžius, Audrius (et al.)

    Pages 41-46

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Census of the Galaxy: Challenges for Photometry and Spectrometry with GAIA
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Workshop held in Vilnius, Lithuania 2–6 July 2001
Editors
  • Vladas Vansevicius
  • Arunas Kucinskas
  • Jokubas Sudzius
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-010-0361-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-010-0361-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-0596-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3911-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 194
Additional Information
Reprinted from ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, 280:1-2
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