Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Modern Astrometry

Authors: Kovalevsky, Jean

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The book is an introduction to practical astrometry, dealing with the determination of positions, motions, distances and dimensions of celestial bodies ranging from quasars to artificial satellites. The main part is devoted to the description of instruments and observing techniques, and also includes the basic properties of optical instruments and a detailed description of the atmospheric effects on observations. A brief summary of the main phenomena in positional astronomy and of data treatment is given. Although classical astrometric methods are described, emphasis is put on new, more precise techniques such as CCD, optical and radio interferometry, space astrometry, etc. For this 2nd edition, the release of the Hipparcos and Tycho catalogs, the rise in CCD astrometry and the adoption of a new celestial reference frame by the IAU led to a significant modification of the text. And, especially, the outlook for astrometry has been completely rewritten.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modern Astrometry
Authors
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04730-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04730-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-42380-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-07619-0
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 376
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