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Optical Astrometry and the Global Positioning System

  • P.C. Kammeyer (a1), H.F. Fliegel (a2) and R.S. Harrington (a1)

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Astrometric accuracies of a few tens of milliarcseconds are expected to be attainable within five years by calibrating astrograph plates with optical observations of Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites against a stellar background. The line of sight from an observer on the Earth’s surface to a GPS satellite may be calculated with high accuracy. Motion on each day of the line of sight to the satellite and changes from day to day in the apparent path of the satellite are sufficiently slow to make it possible to reduce atmospheric errors by averaging. Advanced ground-based optical sensors, probably using charge coupled device technology, will be required for GPS optical astrometry.

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Optical Astrometry and the Global Positioning System

  • P.C. Kammeyer (a1), H.F. Fliegel (a2) and R.S. Harrington (a1)

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