astrometric position

astrometric position

[¦as·trə¦me·trik pə′zish·ən]
(astronomy)
The position of a heavenly body or space vehicle on the celestial sphere corrected for aberration but not for planetary aberration. Also known as astrographic position.
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In response, eight astrometric positions were forthcoming for June 26 to July 1, the last measures being obtained by Ernesto Guido and Nick Howes using the remotely operated 2.
28m, f/10 SCT and ST9XE CCD camera, and provided astrometry to the Minor Planet Center in time for my data to be used along with astrometric positions provided by several other observatories to fine-tune the orbit so that a Minor Planet Electronic Circular (MPEC) could be issued.
Woolston was the main source of astrometric cometary positions from Great Britain for decades, at a time when everything about astrometry was hard, from guiding the telescope by hand with slow motions operated by ropes, taking photographs on glass plates, measuring with a small mechanical measuring machine and working out astrometric positions on a hand-cranked adding machine.