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The Guide Star Catalog. II. Astrometric And Photometric Algorithms And Precision

  • Jane L. Russell (a1) (a2), Barry M. Lasker (a2) and Helmut Jenkner (a2)

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The algorithms used in photometric and astrometric calibration of the Guide Star Catalog, as well as the analyses of the related errors are discussed. The precision requirements of for relative positions and of for photometry are generally fulfilled.

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3 On assignment from the Astrophysics Division, Space Science Department, European Space Agency.

4 Operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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