Accession Number:

ADA568591

Title:

Lost Chevalier Pairs - A Followup

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Erno Berko 2011 recently undertook the commendable effort of investigating a large number of doubles which had been discoverered by Chevalier 1908 but never confirmed. While checking over Berkos work in the course of entering his corrections into the WDS 1 , some patterns began to emerge in these corrections this prompted an analysis of Chevaliers paper. A number of errors were found in that early work, including one significant error which explained the reason for most of these lost doubles. Other double star papers by Chevalier were then analyzed for similar errors.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE