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Sky survey and photometry by the GAIA satellite

 

Erik Høg, Claus Fabricius, Jens Knude, Valeri V. Makarov, Copenhagen

 

Abstract

The GAIA satellite is being studied as candidate for an ESA cornerstone mission to be launched about 2009. The overall design and the scientific goals of the mission are presented in this volume by Lindegren. The present paper focuses on the design and performance with respect to multi-colour photometry.


Bibliographical details:

Erik Høg, Claus Fabricius, Jens Knude, Valeri V. Makarov: Sky survey and photometry by the GAIA satellite. In: Peter Brosche, Wolfgang R. Dick, Oliver Schwarz, Roland Wielen (Eds.): The Message of the Angles - Astrometry from 1798 to 1998. Proceedings of the International Spring Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft, Gotha, May 11-15, 1998. (Acta Historica Astronomiae; 3). Thun ; Frankfurt am Main : Deutsch, 1998, p. 223-232.