Astronomical Applications of Astrometry: Ten Years of Exploitation of the Hipparcos Satellite Data

By Michael Perryman

The Hipparcos satellite tv for pc, constructed and introduced through the ecu house business enterprise (ESA) in 1989, was once the 1st area undertaking devoted to astrometry - the exact size of positions, distances, and correct motions of stars. among the most important achievements of its measurements are refining the cosmic distance scale, characterizing the large-scale kinematic motions within the sun local, supplying unique luminosities for stellar modelling, and confirming Einstein's prediction of the impression of gravity on starlight. This authoritative account of the Hipparcos contributions during the last decade is a phenomenal reference for astronomers, astrophysicists and cosmologists. It stories the purposes of the information in several parts, describing the topic and the state-of-the-art sooner than Hipparcos, and summarizing all significant contributions to the subject made via Hipparcos. It incorporates a particular assessment of the Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues, their annexes and their updates. every one bankruptcy ends with entire references to correct literature.

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By Michael Perryman

The Hipparcos satellite tv for pc, constructed and introduced through the ecu house business enterprise (ESA) in 1989, was once the 1st area undertaking devoted to astrometry - the exact size of positions, distances, and correct motions of stars. among the most important achievements of its measurements are refining the cosmic distance scale, characterizing the large-scale kinematic motions within the sun local, supplying unique luminosities for stellar modelling, and confirming Einstein's prediction of the impression of gravity on starlight. This authoritative account of the Hipparcos contributions during the last decade is a phenomenal reference for astronomers, astrophysicists and cosmologists. It stories the purposes of the information in several parts, describing the topic and the state-of-the-art sooner than Hipparcos, and summarizing all significant contributions to the subject made via Hipparcos. It incorporates a particular assessment of the Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues, their annexes and their updates. every one bankruptcy ends with entire references to correct literature.

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