History of Astronomy : Acta Historica Astronomiae : Vol. 3


The Bordeaux Meridian Circle Survey

Jacques Colin, Gérard Daigne, Christine Ducourant, J. François Le Campion, Jean-Marie Mazurier, Guy Montignac, Michael Odenkirchen, Jean-Paul Périé, Michel Rapaport, Yves Réquième, Caroline Soubiran, Bruno Viateau, Bordeaux


Abstract

We present a new survey of positions and proper motions. The first period positions are the Carte du Ciel one measured with the MAMA machine and the second period positions are obtained with a meridian circle telescope fitted with a 1024 1024 CCD camera working in scan mode. In the 11 < d < 18 zone of the Carte du Ciel concerning Bordeaux, the number of stars observed is 2.6 million until magnitude 15.


Bibliographical details:

Jacques Colin, Gérard Daigne, Christine Ducourant, J. François Le Campion, Jean-Marie Mazurier, Guy Montignac, Michael Odenkirchen, Jean-Paul Périé, Michel Rapaport, Yves Réquième, Caroline Soubiran, Bruno Viateau: The Bordeaux Meridian Circle Survey. 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. 141-144.


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