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Modern Astrometry [Hardcover]

By Jean Kovalevsky, I. Appenzeller (Editor), G. Borner (Editor), M. Harwit (Editor), R. Kippenhahn (Editor) & J. Lequeux (Editor)
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Item description for Modern Astrometry by Jean Kovalevsky, I. Appenzeller, G. Borner, M. Harwit, R. Kippenhahn & J. Lequeux...

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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Item Specifications...

Pages   374
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.65 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 5, 2002
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  354042380X  
ISBN13  9783540423805  

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More About Jean Kovalevsky, I. Appenzeller, G. Borner, M. Harwit, R. Kippenhahn & J. Lequeux

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kenneth Seidelmann is a Research Professor in the Department of Astronomy, University of Virginia. Until 2000, was Director of Astrometry of the U.S. Naval Observatory, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland.

Jean Kovalevsky has an academic affiliation as follows - Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur.

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