Astrometry with Hubble Space Telescope Fine Guidance Sensors - A Review

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016


G. Fritz Benedict, Barbara E. McArthur, Edmund P. Nelan, Thomas E. Harrison
(Submitted on 17 Oct 2016)

Over the last 20 years Hubble Space Telescope Fine Guidance Sensor interferometric astrometry has produced precise and accurate parallaxes of astrophysical interesting stars and mass estimates for stellar companions. We review parallax results, and binary star and exoplanet mass determinations, and compare a subset of these parallaxes with preliminary Gaia results. The approach to single-field relative astrometry described herein may continue to have value for targets fainter than the Gaia limit in the coming era of 20-30m telescopes.

Comments: PASP Invited Review
Subjects: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR)
Cite as: arXiv:1610.05176 [astro-ph.SR] (or arXiv:1610.05176v1 [astro-ph.SR] for this version)
Submission history
From: G. Fritz Benedict
[v1] Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:48:59 GMT (473kb,D) 

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