Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 110, Issue 1, pp 183–192 | Cite as

The heliometer principle and some modern applications

  • Edward H. Geyer
Part IV: Heliometric Astrometry


Beside some historical notes about the large Fraunhofer's heliometer used by Bessel and Argelander, some modern applications of the heliometer principle for the geometric and photometric autocalibration of detectors and the determination of absolute radial velocities with slitless field spectrographs are presented.


Angular Distance Modern Application Entrance Pupil Double Image Focal Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward H. Geyer
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  1. 1.Observatorium Hoher ListSternwarte der Universität BonnDaunF.R.G.

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