Translator Disclaimer
1 January 1987 Performance Analysis Of The Multichannel Astrometric Photometer
Author Affiliations +
It has been proposed that extra-solar planetary systems may be observed if perturbations in star position due to the orbit of Jupiter-type planets could be detected. To see this motion, high accuracy measurements of .01 milliarc second are required over a relatively large field of view. Techniques using a moving Ronchi grating have been proposed for this application and have been successful in ground-based lower resolution tests. The method may have application to other precision angular measurement problems. This paper explores the theoretical description of the method, considers certain of the error sources, and presents a preliminary calculation of the performance which may be achieved.
© (1987) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Chunsheng Huang, George N. Lawrence, Eugene H. Levy, and Robert S. McMillan "Performance Analysis Of The Multichannel Astrometric Photometer", Proc. SPIE 0818, Current Developments in Optical Engineering II, (1 January 1987);


Low photon-count tip-tilt sensor
Proceedings of SPIE (July 26 2016)
Design Analysis Of The Astrometrical Telescope Facility
Proceedings of SPIE (January 26 1989)
A status update of the VLTI control system
Proceedings of SPIE (September 14 2004)
Telescope Designs For Precision Astrometry
Proceedings of SPIE (December 31 1986)

Back to Top