The Legacy of the Struves for the Establishment of an Inertial Coordinate System on the Sky

Alan H. Batten
1990 Symposium - International astronomical union  
Contributions made by Vassily Yakovlevich Struve and his son Otto Vassilyevich to the eventual establishment of an inertial frame of reference on the sky are discussed under five heads: (i) the foundation of Pulkovo Observatory, (ii) instrumentation, (iii) Vassily Yakovlevich's determination of the constant of aberration, (iv) Otto Vassilyevich's determination of the coefficient of precession and (v) international cooperation.
doi:10.1017/s0074180900086101 fatcat:i7ibq4hpp5drni4kjvjx7gaasm