Mapping the Sky: Past Heritage and Future Directions : Proceedings of the 133rd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Paris, France, June 1-5, 1987

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Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 1988 - Science - 512 pages
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I.A.U. Symposium No. 133, "Mapping the Sky: Past Heritage and Future Directions" was held at Paris on 1-5 June, 1987. The rationale for this meeting is to combine historical and modern aspects of mapping the sky; historical in that the meeting celebrates the initiation of the carte du Ciel at the Observatoire de Paris in 1887 and evaluates its impact on astrometry and astronomy in general. And modern in the sense that now in optical, radio and other wavelengths the sky is and needs to be charted in detail. The Symposium also commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first trigonometric parallax. The proposal for the meeting closely involved the sponsoring I.A.U. Commissions 24 and 41 and their respective officers. The Scientific Organizing Committee included the two current presidents of these commissions as co-chairmen (A.R. Upgren and J.A. Eddy, respectively) along with V. Abalakin. S. Debarbat, Ch. de Vegt, R.L. Duncombe, H.K. Eichhorn, M. Hoskin, J.A. Hughes, C. Jaschek, P.G. Kulikovsky, C.A. Murray and P.A. Wayman. The L.O.C. consisted of P. Charvin (chairman), S. Grillot, L. Garin and R. Weinstein; they were helped by M. Alibert (secretary), G. Rault, S. Seguier, J. Counil and S. Debarbat. Additional financial support was provided by the Division of History of Science, International Union for the History and Philosophy of Science.
 

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Contents

LASTRONOMIE AU COLLEGE DE FRANCE
5
Historical Research
9
ORIENTAL STAR MAPS
11
A NEW APPROACH TO TRADITIONAL CHINESE ASTRONOMY
23
NAISSANCE ET DEVELOPPEMENT DE LA CARTE DU CIEL EN FRANCE
29
THE GREENWICH AND OXFORD ASTROGRAPHIC TELESCOPES 19581987
33
PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEYS
39
THE CARTE DU CIEL THE AUSTRALIAN CONNECTION
45
PRECISE PROPER MOTIONS AND POSITIONS OF STARS FROM A COMBINATION OF FUNDAMENTAL CATALOGUES WITH THE HIPPA...
293
PROPER MOTIONS FROM CARTE DU CIEL PLATES
301
LINKING HIPPARCOS TO EXTRAGALACTIC REFERENCE FRAME Task of Input Catalogue Subgroup 2130
305
RADIO MAPPING
311
RADIO CONTINUUM SURVEYS OF THE SKY
323
THE SECOND PALOMAR SKY SURVEY
331
THE NAVAL OBSERVATORY SHORT PLATE BEING TAKEN AS PART OF THE PALOMAR SKY SURVEY II
337
THE INFRARED ASTRONOMICAL SATELLITE SURVEY OF THE SKY
341

PROTOHISTOIRE DE LA MACHINE A MESURER LES CLICHES ASTRONOMIQUES
53
TN THIELE AND THE CARTE DU CIEL
59
A CENTURY OF ACTIVITY
65
THE THIRD REDUCTION OF GIUSEPPE PIAZZIS STAR CATALOGUE
75
REFRACTION IN TYCHO BRAKES SMALL UNIVERSE
87
FUNDAMENTAL CATALOGUES
95
LA CARTE DU CIEL
103
ARCHIVAL PRESERVATION OF OBSERVATORY PUBLICATIONS VIA AN OPTICAL DISK PROJECT
115
THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS TO DETERMINE STELLAR PARALLAXES TN THE LIGHT OF THE BESSELSTRUVE CORRESPONDE...
119
ASTROMETRY WITH THE YALE HELIOMETER 18821910
123
Petite histoire du Congrcs astrophotographique de 1887
129
Astrographic Catalogues of British Observatories
135
THE GRUBB ASTROGRAPHIC TELESCOPES 18871896
139
DAVID GILL AND CELESTIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
143
Current Research
149
CONSTRUCTION OF THE SYSTEM OF POSITIONS AND PROPER MOTIONS IN THE FK5
151
MAPPING COORDINATE SYSTEM IRREGULARITIES ON THE CELESTIAL SPHERE
159
COMPILATION OF THE NIRS USING THE EICHHORN METHOD
165
RECOVERY OF THE ASTROGRAPHIC CATALOGUE
171
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OVERLAPPINGPLATE METHOD
177
Rigorous BlockAdjustment of the CPC2 Cape Zone
201
MATCH CRITERIA FOR AUTOMATIC ALIGNMENT OF NORMAL AS TROGRAPH AND SCHMIDT PLATE
207
AVAILABLE MATERIAL AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
211
THE GUIDE STAR CATALOG I OVERVIEW HISTORY AND PROSPECTIVE
229
THE GUIDE STAR CATALOG II ASTROMETRIC AND PHOTOMETRIC ALGORITHMS AND PRECISION
235
THE GUIDE STAR CATALOG III STRUCTURE AND PUBLICATION STATUS AND PLANS
239
THE HIPPARCOS INPUT CATALOGUE
245
AN EXAMPLE OF ASTROPHYSICAL USES OF ASTROMETRIC DATA
259
The TYCHO Survey of Stars Brighter than Eleventh
265
THE YALE PARALLAX CATALOGUE
269
THE LICK NORTHERN PROPER MOTION PROGRAM
275
First Results and Perspectives
285
A CATALOG OF REFERENCE STARS FOR NEW REDUCTIONS OF THE ASTROGRAPHIC CATALOG PLATES
287
MAPPING THE SKY SURVEYS WITH SCHMIDT TELESCOPES
349
THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE DANJON ASTROLABE TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE FUNDAMENTAL REFERENCE SYSTEM AT THE S...
359
MAPPING THE SKY WITH THE CARLSBERG AUTOMATIC MERIDIAN CIRCLE
369
ASTROHETRY AND DATA CENTERS
375
PROPER MOTION DETERMINATION OF THE XRAY OBJECT 3A2254033 USING THE ASTROGRAPHIC CATALOGUE OF THE SAN FERNA...
385
THE COMPARED EFFICIENCY OF CENTERING ALGORITHMS
389
PRESENTATION TECHNIQUE DE L1ASTROLABE PHOTOELECTRIQUE DU CERGA
393
PARIS FULL PUPIL ASTROLABE AND DANJONs PRISM ASTROLABE A STATISTICAL COMPARISON IN TERMS OF TIMEMAGNITUDEC...
397
ASTROMETRY WITH CARTE DU CIEL PLATES
403
VERS UN NOUVEAU CATALOGUE GENERAL ASTROLABES
407
THE CARTE DU CIEL AND THE CATALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE PLATES OF THE BORDEAUX OBSERVATORY
411
CURRENT STATUS OF THE SECOND CAPE PHOTOGRAPHIC CATALOGUE
415
A PROTOTYPE DETECTOR FOR THE ASTROMETRIC TELESCOPE
421
PROPER MOTIONS FROM DIGITIZATION OF CENTENARY PLATES
425
RESULTS FROM THE LICK NORTHERN PROPER MOTION PROGRAM
427
TOWARDS THE DEFINITION OF A UNIFIED CELESTIAL OPTICALRADIO REFERENCE FRAME
433
A NEW USER FACILITY
437
A PROGRAM FOR A NEW REDUCTION OF PLATES OF THE ASTROGRAPHIC CATALOGUE
441
NASAS ASTROMETRIC TELESCOPE FACILITY
445
THE TAUTENBURG PART OF THE PROGRAMME STUDYING THE MAIN MERIDIONAL SECTION OF THE GALAXY
451
OPTICAL POSITIONS AND PROPER MOTIONS OF SELECTED RADIO STARS
455
THE JPL 19863 EXTRAGALACTIC REFERENCE FRAME
461
PROPER MOTIONS OF 47 TUC AND NGC 362 RELATIVE TO THE SMALL MAGELLAN1C CLOUD
465
PRECISION OF PARALLAXES FROM AUTOMATIC AND MANUAL MEASURES FROM NEW PARALLAXES OF THE HYADES CLUSTER RE...
469
THE SPACE LUMINOSITY AND VELOCITY DISTRIBUTION OF FAINT STARAS
475
THE PARALLAX AND PROPER MOTION PROGRAM OF THE SHANGHAI OBSERVATORY 156M ASTROMETRIC REFLECTOR
479
THE LFSA
483
COMPACT RADIO QUASARS FROM THE PARKES 27 GHz SURVEY
487
DOUBLE STARS IN THE ASTROGRAPHIC CATALOGUE
491
OPTICAL DETERMINATION IN THE POSITIONS OF RADIO STARS
497
Comparison of the Effect of Various Solar System Ephemerides on Equator and Equinox Solutions from Sixinch Transit Circle Observations of the S...
501
SUBJECT INDEX
505
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