Astrometry Tools and Techniques

  • Roger Dymock
Part of the Astronomers' Observing Guides book series (OBSERVING)


In this chapter we will: Define astrometry and its uses. Describe what you need to perform accurate astrometric measurements (to better than 1 arcsec). Say how you can obtain an Observatory Code from the Minor Planet Center (MPC), which qualifies you to submit astrometry to that organization. Explain the art of tracking and stacking (to find faint and/or fast moving asteroids).


Minor Planet Reference Star Flat Field Observatory Code Dark Frame 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WaterloovilleUnited Kingdom

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