Astrometry: The Foundation for Observational Astronomy


  • Amith Govind University of Bonn
  • Devarshi Choudhury University of Amsterdam
  • Blesson Mathew CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
  • Paul K T CHRIST (Deemed to be University)



Astronomy has seen unprecedented growth in the past century, due to the rise in multiwavelength observations. The foundation for multiwavelength astronomy is given by Astrometry; the science of position and motion determination of celestial bodies. We present a technique of determining equatorial coordinates of celestial bodies from their pixel coordinates. We also present the subsequent results of using this technique in achieving the initial few steps required for the multiwavelength studies of young open clusters.

Author Biographies

Amith Govind, University of Bonn

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bonn

Devarshi Choudhury, University of Amsterdam

Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, University of Amsterdam


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