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Scientific support for a space interferometry mission
Author(s): Stephen T. Ridgway
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Paper Abstract

An astrometric interferometer in space will provide a dramatic improvement in the accuracy with which stellar positions may be measured. The potential and the far ranging impact in science of this capability has deeply impressed the scientific community, with the result that a high priority has been assigned to a mission for precision astrometry. In this talk I will review the origins of the AIM concept, describe the scientific opportunities, and show the relationship to ground capabilities and to other space astronomy missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1947, Spaceborne Interferometry, (10 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.155734
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Stephen T. Ridgway, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1947:
Spaceborne Interferometry
Robert D. Reasenberg, Editor(s)

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