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Characterizing the Astrometric Errors in the Gaia Catalogue

Holl, Berry LU ; Lindegren, Lennart LU and Hobbs, David LU (2011) In EAS Publications Series 45(GAIA: At the Frontiers of Astrometry). p.117-122
Abstract
Accurate characterization of the errors in the global astrometric solution for Gaia is essential for making optimal use of the catalogue data. We investigate the structure of the covariance between the estimated astrometric parameters by studying the properties of the astrometric least squares solution. We find that astrometric errors can be separated in a star and an attitude part, due to the estimation of the star and attitude parameters respectively. Hence the covariances can be separated in a star, an attitude and a cross term. This is demonstrated using our scalable simulation tool AGISLab, where the covariances are estimated statistically using Monte Carlo techniques.
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GAIA: At the Frontiers of Astrometry
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10.1051/eas/1045020
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  abstract     = {Accurate characterization of the errors in the global astrometric solution for Gaia is essential for making optimal use of the catalogue data. We investigate the structure of the covariance between the estimated astrometric parameters by studying the properties of the astrometric least squares solution. We find that astrometric errors can be separated in a star and an attitude part, due to the estimation of the star and attitude parameters respectively. Hence the covariances can be separated in a star, an attitude and a cross term. This is demonstrated using our scalable simulation tool AGISLab, where the covariances are estimated statistically using Monte Carlo techniques.},
  author       = {Holl, Berry and Lindegren, Lennart and Hobbs, David},
  issn         = {1633-4760},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {GAIA: At the Frontiers of Astrometry},
  pages        = {117--122},
  publisher    = {EDP Sciences},
  series       = {EAS Publications Series},
  title        = {Characterizing the Astrometric Errors in the Gaia Catalogue},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/eas/1045020},
  volume       = {45},
  year         = {2011},
}