Astronomy from Wide-Field Imaging

Proceedings of the 161st Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Potsdam, Germany, August 23–27, 1993

  • H. T. MacGillivray
  • E. B. Thomson
  • B. M. Lasker
  • I. N. Reid
  • D. F. Malin
  • R. M. West
  • H. Lorenz

Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUS, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Wide-Field Sky Surveys and Patrols

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. A. Lipovetsky
      Pages 3-11
    3. N. Epchtein
      Pages 13-16
    4. R. Hudec, J. Soldán
      Pages 23-27
    5. I. N. Reid
      Pages 29-29
    6. P. Kroll, T. Lehmann
      Pages 33-35
    7. C. Pollas
      Pages 37-41
    8. K. Birkle, H. Belleman, H. Elsässer
      Pages 46-48
    9. W. Klinkmann
      Pages 49-51
    10. R. Ragazzoni, L. Buson, M. Turatto, A. Bianchini, E. Cappellaro, M. Cecconi et al.
      Pages 52-54
    11. H. M. Tovmassian, Y. M. Khodjayants, M. N. Krmoyan, R. V. Isadjanian, O. N. Gasparian, A. Z. Zakharian et al.
      Pages 55-56
  3. Digital Detectors in Wide-Field Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. S. Marshall, C. Alcock, C. W. Akerlof, R. A. Allsman, T. S. Axelrod, D. P. Bennett et al.
      Pages 67-71
    3. L. Vigroux
      Pages 73-76
    4. J. B. Jones, S. P. Driver, J. I. Davies, S. Phillipps, I. Morgan, M. J. Disney
      Pages 77-78
    5. R. J. Dettmar, B. A. Skiff, K. M. Xilouris
      Pages 79-81
    6. I. Jankovics, J. Kovács, I. J. Vincze
      Pages 82-83
    7. Q. A. Parker, F. G. Watson
      Pages 85-88
    8. K. Yanagisawa, N. Itoh, T. Ichikawa, K. Tarusawa, M. Ueno
      Pages 89-90
    9. P. Grosbøl
      Pages 91-92
  4. Photography in Wide-Field Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. M. Hartley
      Pages 117-125
    3. Q. A. Parker, S. Phillipps, D. H. Morgan, D. F. Malin, K. S. Russell, M. Hartley et al.
      Pages 129-139
    4. H. H. Heyer, J. Quebatte, H. Zodet
      Pages 141-145
    5. H. Zodet, J. Quebatte, H. H. Heyer
      Pages 147-149
    6. S. B. Tritton, D. H. Morgan, M. R. Cranston
      Pages 151-156
    7. D. K. Mikhailov, P. V. Sheglov
      Pages 157-159
  5. Digitised Wide-Field Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. D. G. Monet
      Pages 163-166
    3. B. M. Lasker
      Pages 167-171
    4. Chr. De Vegt, L. Winter, N. Zacharias
      Pages 173-176
    5. P. Kroll, P. Neugebauer
      Pages 183-184
    6. P. Kotrč, M. Knížek, J. Sýkora
      Pages 188-190
  6. Image Detection, Cataloguing and Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. N. Weir, S. Djorgovski, U. Fayyad, J. D. Smith, J. Roden
      Pages 205-212

About these proceedings


H.T. MacGilLIVRAY Royal Observatory Blackford Hill Edinburgh EH9 3HJ Scotland U.K. lAU Symposium No. 161 on 'Astronomy from Wide-Field Imaging', held in Potsdam, Germany, during 23-27th August 1993, was the first conference organised by the recently-formed Working Group of lAU Commission 9 on 'Wide-Field Imaging'. This Working Group was instigated during the XXIst meeting of the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union in Buenos Aires in 1991, and represented a merging of the former formal lAU Working Group on 'Astronomical Photography' and the informal 'Digitised Optical Sky Surveys' Working Group. Dr. Richard West was 'invited' to be Chairperson, and hence was given the daunting task of organising the Group from scratch. The very fact that the first conference after only two years was a major lAU Symposium says much about the determination and enthusiasm of Richard West to fulfilling the aims of the new Working Group. The siting of the conference in Potsdam in formerly East Germany provided an excellent opportunity to advantage from the political changes in Eastern Europe. Good access to the meeting was possible by scientists from Eastern European countries, allowing exchange of information on the very important Wide-Field facilities in both East and West, information on the rich archives of photographic plates that exist in both East and West, and allowing discussions between scientists facing very similar problems in both East and West.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. T. MacGillivray
    • 1
  • E. B. Thomson
    • 1
  • B. M. Lasker
    • 2
  • I. N. Reid
    • 3
  • D. F. Malin
    • 4
  • R. M. West
    • 5
  • H. Lorenz
    • 6
  1. 1.Royal Observatory EdinburghScotland
  2. 2.Space Telescope Science InstituteBaltimoreUSA
  3. 3.Palomar ObservatoryPasadenaUSA
  4. 4.Anglo-Australian ObservatoryEppingAustralia
  5. 5.European Southern ObservatoryGarchingGermany
  6. 6.Astrophysikalisches Institut PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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  • Copyright Information International Astronomical Union 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-2879-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1146-1
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