Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 233
Weight: 1180 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2000 ed.
"Such a book was desired since long time and the present compact and, on the other side, very detailed and competent description, analysis and explanation of the basic part of astrometry fills a gap in the scientific literature and fulfils the needs of a variety of disciplines from geodesy up to fundamental physics. [...] One of the many advantages of this book is the fact that it is readable for and well understood by nonexperts in the field." (Journal of Geodesy, 2001)
"The time is propitious for this scholarly book. You can find in it the details of how this leap forward in positional astronomy was achieved and marvel at it." (The Observatory, 2001)
"I can only cite what Viktor Abalakin says in the Prologue: The book, revealing the fundamentals and principles of the art of Fundamental Catalogue construction on the basis of processing optical observations of stars and radio measurements of extragalactic sources, is a timely manual of long-lasting value for everybody who is practically engaged in the field of Astrometry." (Astronomische Nachrichten, 2002)
"The most attractive aspect of Walter and Sober's book is the attempt of erecting a bridge between the traditional optical astrometry and the newborn radio astrometry. The book is addressed mainly to the Astrometric public in general. It is composed of two complementary parts dedicated to a detailed description of both observation methods, and the techniques employed in the compilation of the so-called fundamental reference systems [...] For an Astrometry expert, the book could be separated in two volumes, his attention being raised by the complementary part. The actual unified release, however, has certainly a place in any Astronomy bookshelf, even in an amateur's one, as a rich reference source on all questions concerning reference frames and systems." (Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astrometry, 2003)
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