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HIPPARCOS After Launch!? The Preparation of the Input Catalogue

  • H. Jahreiß
Conference paper
Part of the Reviews in Modern Astronomy book series (MOD.ASTRONOMY, volume 2)

Abstract

The goal of the mission of ESA’s astrometric satellite HIPPARCOS is to measure positions, proper motions and trigonometric parallaxes of almost 120000 stars down to the limiting visual magnitude ~ 12. m 5 to an accuracy of some 2 to 4 milliarcseconds. Simultaneously, a second experiment TYCHO determines positions (less accurately) and photoelectric B, V magnitudes for about 400000 stars down to magnitude ~ 10.m5 using the star mapper of the main mission.

Keywords

Proper Motion Meridian Circle Double Star Program Star Trigonometric Parallax 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Jahreiß
    • 1
  1. 1.Astronomisches Rechen-InstitutHeidelbergFed. Rep. of Germany

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