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Hipparcos, the New Reduction of the Raw Data : Astrophysics and Space Science Library - Floor van Leeuwen

Hipparcos, the New Reduction of the Raw Data

Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2007
ISBN: 9781402063411
Number Of Pages: 449

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This book provides overviews of the new reduction as well as on the use of the Hipparcos data in a variety of astrophysical implementations. A range of new results are included. The Hipparcos data provide a unique opportunity for the study of satellite dynamics as the orbit covered a wide range of altitudes, showing in detail the different torques acting on the satellite. The book is accompanied by a DVD with the new catalogue and the underlying data.

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"For astronomers, `Hipparcos - The New Reduction of the Raw Data' promises to open up a new chapter in the study of the age, size and properties of stars, helping them to tackle fundamental questions about the origins of the universe with greater precision than before. ... In some cases, its contents are up to five times more accurate than the previous guide, offering scholars what in astronomical terms is the closest they can get to pinpoint accuracy." (John Rowlands, www.physorg.com, September, 2007)

List of Figuresp. xiii
List of Tablesp. xix
Acronymsp. xxiii
Prefacep. xxvii
Introductionp. xxix
Introduction to the Hipparcos mission
The Hipparcos Missionp. 3
Overturep. 3
The missionp. 17
The published datap. 25
Concepts of the new reductionp. 31
Hipparcos Astrometryp. 39
From positions and velocities to astrometric datap. 39
The Hipparcos astrometric datap. 46
Reconstruction of the along-scan rotation phasep. 56
Grid distortionsp. 58
Astrometric-parameter solutionsp. 63
Exploring the Hipparcos Astrometric Data
Individual, Single Starsp. 73
Precisions and accuraciesp. 73
Correlationsp. 80
Parallaxesp. 85
Proper motionsp. 95
Disturbed solutionsp. 100
Comparison with the ICRSp. 109
The Astrometric Data for Composite Images and Orbital Binariesp. 113
The modulated signal for small-separation double starsp. 114
Astrometric parameters for double starsp. 126
Double stars with two catalogue entriesp. 131
Variable-brightness of one componentp. 132
Multiple systemsp. 135
Orbital motionsp. 137
Groups of Single Starsp. 143
Solving for common parametersp. 143
Application to star clustersp. 145
Calibrating luminositiesp. 163
Conclusionsp. 176
Kinematics of the Solar Neighbourhoodp. 177
Systematic motionsp. 177
The distribution of nearby starsp. 186
A Description of the Contents and Peculiarities of the Hipparcos Photometric Data
The Photometric Datap. 199
The Hipparcos photometric pass bandsp. 199
Formal errors and variability indicatorsp. 204
Variability analysisp. 208
Newly discovered variablesp. 214
Hipparcos Attitude Modelling
A Free-Floating Rigid Body in Spacep. 219
Dynamics of a rigid body in spacep. 219
The internal torques and inertia tensorp. 223
External torques acting on the satellitep. 226
Non-rigidityp. 236
The Torques on Hipparcos as Observed Over the Missionp. 239
Relation between attitude and torque reconstructionp. 239
Solar radiation torquesp. 241
Magnetic torques and the remaining torque variationsp. 249
Predictability of the environmental torquesp. 251
Fully-Dynamic Attitude Fittingp. 255
Outline of the methodp. 255
The integration enginesp. 257
Implementing the gyro datap. 260
Implementing the star mapper datap. 263
Implementing the IDT transit datap. 269
Conclusionsp. 282
Summary of Selected Spacecraft and Payload Calibration Results
The Mission Timelinep. 287
Trend analysis and anomaliesp. 287
Data coverage and detector responsep. 298
Payload Calibrationsp. 299
The optical transfer functionp. 301
Large-scale geometric-distortion calibrationp. 304
Photometric calibrationsp. 311
Spacecraft-Parameter Calibrationsp. 329
The on-board clockp. 329
Gyro characteristicsp. 335
Thruster firings and the Centre of Gravityp. 340
The Next Generation
GAIAp. 349
Introductionp. 349
The spacecraft and payloadp. 349
The mission planp. 352
The astrometric data reductionp. 354
The photometric data reductionp. 355
The spectroscopic data reductionp. 360
Data-analysis challengesp. 363
Organization of the data processing and analysisp. 365
Appendicesp. 369
Transformations for heliotropic and Tait-Bryant anglesp. 369
Spline functionsp. 373
Linear Least Squares and Householder Orthogonal Transformationsp. 377
Chain solutions, running solutions, and common parametersp. 381
Orbit parameters for binary starsp. 385
Reference orbital parametersp. 393
The data diskp. 403
The colour figuresp. 403
The science datap. 406
Payload calibration datap. 410
Spacecraft calibration datap. 416
Bibliographyp. 419
Subject indexp. 439
Object indexp. 443
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ISBN: 9781402063411
ISBN-10: 1402063415
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 449
Published: 1st October 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.88