astrometry


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the branch of astronomy that deals with the measurement of the position and motion of celestial bodies

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In the 1989 September issue of TA, Rob McNaught commented that valuable contributions had been made on astrometry of asteroids but there was a perception in the UK that discoveries now needed a 'professional class' of equipment.
Photometry, in addition to astrometry, was pursued as a means of further characterising the object.
However, in rate-tracking mode, the star field is continuously changing, and the use of star-matching software, such as that provided by astrometry.
Navy surface warfare officer and is currently the precise time and astrometry program manager at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command.
Orbital mechanics expert Bill Gray realised that the spacecraft would effectively be lost, so he alerted observers pointing out the need for follow-up astrometry via a message on the Minor Planet Mailing List.
When Dustin Lang, a computer scientist at Princeton University, decided to harness the power of picture-posting astro-observers, he asked an online computer program called Astrometry.
New high precision radar astrometry measurements tracking its exact path show it poses no danger to the Earth for 100 years.
We are doing a ground-based optical astrometry survey for asteroids in a defined area of the night sky.
Relativity in astrometry, celestial mechanics and geodesy.
ASTROMETRY enthusiasts will be looking to the sky next week with an eclipse of the sun expected to be visible in Cyprus on August 1.
Astrometry in the age of the next generation of large telescopes; proceedings.
SIM's precision astrometry will allow scientists to look at the 100 or so nearest stars and determine, by inference, whether planets accompany those distant suns.
The newest instrument--now under development at the Lowell Observatory's Anderson Mesa Station near Flagstaff--is the Navy Prototype Optical Interferometer, which will provide unprecedented ground-based astrometry data and images.
This background material forms the basis for understanding relativistic reference frames, the celestial mechanics of N-body systems, and high-precision astrometry, navigation, and geodesy, which are then treated in the following five chapters.
Using high-precision astrometry data and follow-up observations provided by the Catalina Sky Survey team, orbit analysts determined possible Earth impact locations.