Astrometria - Astrometry

Multimedia Tour

This is a project that attempts to explains the substance, uses and complex methods adopted to produce the GSC-II catalog via a multimedia interactive interface. The content ranges from pretty pictures, through simple graphical descriptions to complex professional articles. It is aimed at a technically sophisticated level though does not require previous knowledge of Astronomy.

The tour is distributed via a CD-ROM media as it is too large to be comfortably viewed over the web with today network speeds. If you wish a copy you can either send an address directly to Ricky Smart (email:, the scientist in charge of the project, or download a zipped version directly from here (Caution! this is a 250MB zip file). Most recent computers running a Microsoft Windows based operating system should have no problem viewing and moving within the tour structure.

We hope you enjoy this product and we welcome comments.


Recent GSC-II publications ] GSC-II Copyrights and Acknowledgements ] Contributors to the Tour ] Material used within the Tour ] Update ]

OATo - Smart 2002, Jun 06


Last update: 13/03/03