28 July 2000 Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer: an optical astrometric survey mission
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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.
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Scott D. Horner, Scott D. Horner, Marvin E. Germain, Marvin E. Germain, Frederick H. Harris, Frederick H. Harris, Mark S. Johnson, Mark S. Johnson, Kenneth J. Johnston, Kenneth J. Johnston, David G. Monet, David G. Monet, Marc A. Murison, Marc A. Murison, James D. Phillips, James D. Phillips, Robert D. Reasenberg, Robert D. Reasenberg, P. Kenneth Seidelmann, P. Kenneth Seidelmann, Sean E. Urban, Sean E. Urban, Richard H. Vassar, Richard H. Vassar, } "Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer: an optical astrometric survey mission", Proc. SPIE 4013, UV, Optical, and IR Space Telescopes and Instruments, (28 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.394030; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.394030
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