Determination of Nutation Based on Observations with the Pulkovo Polar Tube

  • O. V. Kotreleva
Conference paper
Part of the International Astronomical Union / Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 141)


Since 1953 regular observations have been carried out with the Polar photographic tube at Pulkovo [1, 2, 3]. A detailed description of the observational procedure, the data reduction technique, and error sources were given by Potter [4].


Coordinate System Data Processing Polar Tube Naukova Dumka Data Reduction 
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  1. 1.
    Bakhrakh, N.M. (1971) “Short period nutation from observations with the Pulkovo Polar tube”, Izv. Glav. Astron. Obs. Pulkovo, No. 187, 97–108. In Russian.Google Scholar
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    Bakhrakh, N.M., Kotreleva, O.V., Naumov, V.A. (1988) “Observation results with the Pulkovo Polar tube in 1953–1974”, in Yatskiv, Ya.S. (ed), The Study of the Earth as a Planet by Methods of Geophysics, Geodesy and Astronomy, Naukova Dumka, Kiev, 13–15. In Russian.Google Scholar
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    Potter, H.I. (1956) “A method for reducing photographs obtained with a Polar tube”, Izv. Glav. Astron. Obs. Pulkovo, No. 157, 101–119. In Russian.Google Scholar

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© IAU 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. V. Kotreleva
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Astronomical ObservatoryUSSR Academy of SciencesLeningradUSSR

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