Global Astrometry and the Art of Celestial Map-Making

  • Gabriella BernardiEmail author
  • Alberto Vecchiato
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Relative astrometry can reach a very high accuracy, but only in the usually small field visible through the telescope. If the goal is that of determining a global map of the celestial sphere, then this technique is not the best choice. It is easy to understand why by figuring out a possible approach to celestial map-making that uses relative astrometry.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.TorinoItaly
  2. 2.National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF)Pino TorineseItaly

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