Hipparcos: a Retrospective

Дата и время публикации : 2011-09-30T09:38:36Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Michael Perryman

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Коментарии к cтатье: European Astronomical Society Tycho Brahe Prize Lecture 2011 (18 pages, 4 figures)
Первичная категория: astro-ph.IM

Все категории : astro-ph.IM

Краткий обзор статьи: The Hipparcos satellite was launched in 1989. It was the first, and remains to date the only, attempt at performing large-scale astrometric measurements from space. Hipparcos marked a fundamentally new approach to the field of astrometry, revolutionising our knowledge of the positions, distances, and space motions of the stars in the solar neighbourhood. In this retrospective, I look back at the processes which led to the mission’s acceptance, provide a short summary of the underlying measurement principles and the experiment’s scientific achievements, and a conclude with a brief summary of its principal legacy – the Gaia mission.

Category: Physics