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Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer: an optical astrometric survey mission
Author(s): Scott D. Horner; Marvin E. Germain; Frederick H. Harris; Mark S. Johnson; Kenneth J. Johnston; David G. Monet; Marc A. Murison; James D. Phillips; Robert D. Reasenberg; P. Kenneth Seidelmann; Sean E. Urban; Richard H. Vassar
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Paper Abstract

The Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer (FAME) is a MIDEX class Explorer mission designed to perform an all-sky, astrometric survey with unprecedented accuracy, determining the positions, parallaxes, proper motions, and photometry of 40 million stars. It will create a rigid, astrometric catalog of stars from an input catalog with 5 < mv < 15. For bright stars, 5 < mv < 9, FAME's goal is to determine positions and parallaxes accurate to < 50 (mu) as, with proper motion errors < 50 (mu) as/year. For fainter stars, 9 < mv < 15, FAME's goal is to determine positions and parallaxes accurate to < 500 (mu) as, with proper motion errors < 500 (mu) as/year. It will also collect photometric data on these 40 million stars in four Sloan DSS colors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394030
Show Author Affiliations
Scott D. Horner, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)
Marvin E. Germain, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Frederick H. Harris, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Mark S. Johnson, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth J. Johnston, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
David G. Monet, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Marc A. Murison, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
James D. Phillips, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Robert D. Reasenberg, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
P. Kenneth Seidelmann, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Sean E. Urban, U.S. Naval Observatory (United States)
Richard H. Vassar, Lockheed Martin Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4013:
UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments
James B. Breckinridge; Peter Jakobsen, Editor(s)

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