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Quasi-automatic software support for Gaia ground based optical tracking
Author(s): S. Bouquillon; C. Barache; T. Carlucci; F. Taris; M. Altmann; A. H. Andrei; R. Smart; Iain A. Steele; Sebastian G. Els
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Paper Abstract

The ESA Gaia satellite mission will create a catalog of 1 billion stars with unprecedented astrometric precision. To achieve its aim in terms of astrometric precision, a ground based optical tracking campaign (GBOT) of the satellite itself is necessary during the five years of the mission. We present an overview of the GBOT project as a whole in another contribution1 (Altmann et al. in SPIE category "observatory operations"). The present paper will focus more specifically on the software solutions developed by the GBOT group.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2014
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 9152, Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III, 915203 (18 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054667
Show Author Affiliations
S. Bouquillon, Observatoire de Paris (France)
C. Barache, Observatoire de Paris (France)
T. Carlucci, Observatoire de Paris (France)
F. Taris, Observatoire de Paris (France)
M. Altmann, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Univ. Heidelberg (Germany)
A. H. Andrei, Observatoire de Paris (France)
INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Observatorio Nacional (Brazil), and Observatorio de Valongo (Brazil)
R. Smart, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
Iain A. Steele, Liverpool John Moores Univ. (United Kingdom)
Sebastian G. Els, European Space Astronomy Ctr. (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9152:
Software and Cyberinfrastructure for Astronomy III
Gianluca Chiozzi; Nicole M. Radziwill, Editor(s)

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