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Precision Astrometry And The Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) 4-m/Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Parallax Program
Author(s): David G. Monet
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Paper Abstract

A parallax program using a Charge Coupled Device (CCD) at the prime focus of the KPNO 4-m telescope has been underway since July 1980. The goal of the program is the determination of the distances to a sample of intrinsically faint normal and degenerate main-sequence stars. Program stars were selected on the basis of their large proper motions, extremely red colors, and faint apparent magnitudes. The CCD appears to be an excellent astrometric detector. Preliminary analysis of several standard fields indicates that image centers accurate to better than 0.25 micron (5 milli-arcseconds) can be obtained from 120 second integrations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0290, Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy, (1 January 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.965862
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David G. Monet, Kitt Peak National Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0290:
Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy
John C. Geary; David W. Latham, Editor(s)

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