Presentation of Astrometry

  • Jean Kovalevsky
Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)


What is Astrometry? What are its objectives and its place in astronomy? By what means are these goals achieved? These are the questions that we answer in this chapter before entering into the detailed description of the basic techniques of astrometry.


Celestial Body Proper Motion Artificial Satellite Double Star Minor Planet 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean Kovalevsky
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  1. 1.Departement CERGAObservatoire de la Côte d’AzurGrasseFrance

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