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Night sky viewing for members of the Astronomical Society of Queensland Night sky viewing for members of the Astronomical Society of Queensland

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brisbane | brisbane | telescope | telescope | queensland | queensland | astronomy | astronomy | society | society | kenmore | kenmore | astronomical | astronomical | peteranderson | peteranderson | statelibraryofqueensland | statelibraryofqueensland | slq | slq | astronomicalsocietyofqueensland | astronomicalsocietyofqueensland

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12.215 Modern Navigation (MIT) 12.215 Modern Navigation (MIT)

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The development of the Global Positioning System (GPS) started in the 1960s, and the system became operational in 1992. The system has seen many diverse applications develop in the last few years with the accuracy of positioning ranging from 100 meters (the civilian restricted accuracy requirement) to 1 millimeter (without the need for a security clearance!) In this course we will apply many of basic principles of science and mathematics learnt at MIT to explore the applications and principles of GPS. We also use GPS and other equipment in the class (and outside on Campus) to demonstrate the uses of this system.Technical RequirementsAny number of development tools can be used to compile and run the .f files found on this course site. Please refer to the The development of the Global Positioning System (GPS) started in the 1960s, and the system became operational in 1992. The system has seen many diverse applications develop in the last few years with the accuracy of positioning ranging from 100 meters (the civilian restricted accuracy requirement) to 1 millimeter (without the need for a security clearance!) In this course we will apply many of basic principles of science and mathematics learnt at MIT to explore the applications and principles of GPS. We also use GPS and other equipment in the class (and outside on Campus) to demonstrate the uses of this system.Technical RequirementsAny number of development tools can be used to compile and run the .f files found on this course site. Please refer to the

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Global Positioning | Global Positioning | Global Positioning System | Global Positioning System | GPScivilian restricted accuracy requirment | GPScivilian restricted accuracy requirment | basic principles | basic principles | science | science | mathematics | mathematics | GPS | GPS | navigation | navigation | accuracy | accuracy | civilian | civilian | application | application | coordinate systems | coordinate systems | lattitude | lattitude | longitude | longitude | deformable | deformable | Earth | Earth | estimation | estimation | aircraft | aircraft | stochastic | stochastic | mathematical | mathematical | models | models | statistics | statistics | dynamic systems | dynamic systems | pseudorange | pseudorange | phase measurements | phase measurements | celestial | celestial | sattelite | sattelite | astronomical observations | astronomical observations | radio | radio | ship | ship | automobile | automobile

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8.901 Astrophysics I (MIT) 8.901 Astrophysics I (MIT)

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This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from stellar structure and evolution to galactic dynamics and dark matter. This course provides a graduate-level introduction to stellar astrophysics. It covers a variety of topics, ranging from stellar structure and evolution to galactic dynamics and dark matter.

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Historical astronomy | Historical astronomy | astronomical instrumentation | astronomical instrumentation | Stars: spectra | Stars: spectra | classification | classification | stellar structure equations | stellar structure equations | stellar evolution | stellar evolution | stellar oscillations | stellar oscillations | degenerate and collapsed stars | degenerate and collapsed stars | radio pulsars | radio pulsars | interacting binary systems | interacting binary systems | accretion disks | accretion disks | x-ray sources | x-ray sources | gravitational lenses | gravitational lenses | dark matter | dark matter | interstellar medium: HII regions | interstellar medium: HII regions | supernova remnants | supernova remnants | molecular clouds | molecular clouds | dust | dust | radiative transfer | radiative transfer | Jeans' mass | Jeans' mass | star formation | star formation | high-energy astrophysics | high-energy astrophysics | Compton scattering | Compton scattering | bremsstrahlung | bremsstrahlung | synchrotron radiation | synchrotron radiation | cosmic rays | cosmic rays | Galactic stellar distributions | Galactic stellar distributions | Oort constants | Oort constants | Oort limit | Oort limit | globular clusters. | globular clusters. | globular clusters | globular clusters

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EC.050 Recreate Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past: Galileo (MIT) EC.050 Recreate Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past: Galileo (MIT)

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2010 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's astonishing sightings of features on the moon, stars, and moons around Jupiter that no one had seen before. Recreate these new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques Galileo had on hand, while you reflect on the times and works of Galileo. What was it like to improvise new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques on hand? What do we notice? What surprises us? How can we relate to past experience and ideas? What are we curious to research? How does our experimenting grow into our learning? Let your own curiosity drive your explorations. 2010 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's astonishing sightings of features on the moon, stars, and moons around Jupiter that no one had seen before. Recreate these new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques Galileo had on hand, while you reflect on the times and works of Galileo. What was it like to improvise new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques on hand? What do we notice? What surprises us? How can we relate to past experience and ideas? What are we curious to research? How does our experimenting grow into our learning? Let your own curiosity drive your explorations.

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Galileo | Galileo | vertical fall | vertical fall | terrestrial rotation | terrestrial rotation | secondary qualities | secondary qualities | special injunction | special injunction | star furthest | star furthest | igneous particles | igneous particles | stellar sphere | stellar sphere | Galileo Galilei | Galileo Galilei | Copernican Opinion | Copernican Opinion | The Mathematics of Strength | The Mathematics of Strength | The Parabolic Path of Projectiles | The Parabolic Path of Projectiles | Conservation of Motion | Conservation of Motion | Nicolaus Copernicus | Nicolaus Copernicus | Definition of Uniform Acceleration | Definition of Uniform Acceleration | Italian physicist | Italian physicist | mathematician | mathematician | astronomer | astronomer | philosopher | philosopher | Scientific Revolution | Scientific Revolution | telescope and consequent astronomical observations | telescope and consequent astronomical observations | Copernicanism | Copernicanism | astronomy | astronomy | modern physics | modern physics | father of modern science | father of modern science

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60" Mirror for William Parsons, Earl of Rosse

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Reference: DS.GP.1919/3630 This photograph shows the 60" Mirror built for William Parsons, Earl of Rosse for his Telescope, said to be the largest telescope of the 19th century, The Earl of Rosse was famous for his astronomical studies in the 1800's. This photograph is taken from the Grubb Parsons Ltd collection at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records of Grubb Parsons Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, consist of 65 linear metres (213 linear feet) of files, plans, photographs and glass plate negatives relating to this internationally renowned firm's manufacture of precision telescopic instruments. The original Business was founded in the early nineteenth century by Thomas Grubb, in 1925 the company was acquired by Sir Charles Parsons and continued to manufacture Telescopic and Astronomical instruments until 1985. This Glass Lantern Slide is taken from a large collection that documents the work of Grubb Parsons Ltd at their workshop in Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne. It was here that Grubb Parsons Ltd manufactured Telescopic and Astronomical equipment for companies and observatories world wide. Their equipment was designed and built for use and research across the Globe, to name only a few of these locations Grubb Parsons Ltd supplied to the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, South Africa, Greece, Australia, Japan, India, Hawaii, Poland, Chile, Canada, France and Spain. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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astronomy | space | telescope | observatory | planets | stars | invention | discovery | scifi | science | scientific | exploration | grubbparsonsltd | precisiontelescopicinstruments | mirror | williamparsons | earlofrosse | largesttelescope | 19thcentury | astronomicalstudies | 1800s | grubbparsonsltdcollection | newcastleupontyne | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | 65linearmetres | 213linearfeet | files | plans | photographs | glassplatenegatives | manufacturing | thomasgrubb | 1925 | sircharlesparsons | astronomicalinstruments | 1985 | glasslanternslide | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | grain | mark | blur | tool | handle | standing | gathering | men | documentation | archives | walkergate | observatories | research | stone | wall | building | roof | window | glass | shadow | circle | round | platform | support | industrialheritage | industry | artanddesign | interesting | unusual | compelling | surreal | shoes | reflection | components | apron

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Home made telescope mounted on a drum Home made telescope mounted on a drum

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diy | diy | telescope | telescope | homemade | homemade | queensland | queensland | astronomy | astronomy | statelibraryofqueensland | statelibraryofqueensland | slq | slq | astronomicalsocietyofqueensland | astronomicalsocietyofqueensland

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marsmannedastronomicalresearchstation | marsmannedastronomicalresearchstation

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telescope on display for the Festival of Britain telescope on display for the Festival of Britain

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astronomy | astronomy | space | space | telescope | telescope | observatory | observatory | planets | planets | stars | stars | grubbparsons | grubbparsons | mountstromlo | mountstromlo | canberra | canberra | festivalofbritain | festivalofbritain | newcastleupontyne | newcastleupontyne | science | science | industry | industry | blackandwhitephotograph | blackandwhitephotograph | archives | archives | digitalimage | digitalimage | 74 | 74 | reflector | reflector | display | display | 1951 | 1951 | mountstromloobservatory | mountstromloobservatory | canberrraaustralia | canberrraaustralia | grubbparsonsltdcollection | grubbparsonsltdcollection | industrialheritage | industrialheritage | thomasgrubb | thomasgrubb | sircharlesparsons | sircharlesparsons | telescopic | telescopic | astronomicalinstrument | astronomicalinstrument | walkergate | walkergate | research | research | suppliers | suppliers | futuristic | futuristic | surreal | surreal | interesting | interesting | unusual | unusual | fascinating | fascinating | impressive | impressive | east | east | england | england | unitedkingdom | unitedkingdom | rail | rail | people | people | observing | observing | floor | floor | wall | wall | structure | structure | beam | beam | ceiling | ceiling | dome | dome | noticeboard | noticeboard | signage | signage | shapes | shapes | parts | parts | glare | glare | artificiallight | artificiallight | grain | grain | mark | mark | screen | screen | focalpoint | focalpoint | northeast | northeast | informative | informative | technology | technology | advances | advances | development | development | construction | construction | frame | frame

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SP.713 Recreate Experiments from History: Inform the Future from the Past: Galileo (MIT)

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2010 marks the 400th anniversary of Galileo's astonishing sightings of features on the moon, stars, and moons around Jupiter that no one had seen before. Recreate these new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques Galileo had on hand, while you reflect on the times and works of Galileo. What was it like to improvise new ways of seeing and exploring from the materials and techniques on hand? What do we notice? What surprises us? How can we relate to past experience and ideas? What are we curious to research? How does our experimenting grow into our learning? Let your own curiosity drive your explorations.

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Galileo | vertical fall | terrestrial rotation | secondary qualities | special injunction | star furthest | igneous particles | stellar sphere | Galileo Galilei | Copernican Opinion | The Mathematics of Strength | The Parabolic Path of Projectiles | Conservation of Motion | Nicolaus Copernicus | Definition of Uniform Acceleration | Italian physicist | mathematician | astronomer | philosopher | Scientific Revolution | telescope and consequent astronomical observations | Copernicanism | astronomy | modern physics | father of modern science

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Telescopes and spectrographs

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This unit looks at how telescopes and spectrographs are designed to improve our ability to observe the universe. You will examine how different technologies have been developed over the last four hundred years to enable us to look deep into space.

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astronomical_images | spectrographs | telescopes | science and nature | astronomy | diffraction | optics | reflectors | refraction | refractors | spectra | wavelength | Education | X000

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Zacatecas

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mountains | cities | churches | towns | valleys | astronomicalobservatories | eugeniobdowning

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[Tourists outside Lick Observatory]

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[Lick Observatory]

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tourists | coaches | lickobservatory | carriages | uswest | horseteams | astronomicalobservatories

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Pretoria 61 FT Turret

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Reference: DS.GP.1919/2473 This photograph documents the Pretoria 61FT Turret built for the Pretoria Observatory by Grubb Parsons in Newcastle upon Tyne. This photograph is taken from the Grubb Parsons Ltd collection at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records of Grubb Parsons Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, consist of 65 linear metres (213 linear feet) of files, plans, photographs and glass plate negatives relating to this internationally renowned firm's manufacture of precision telescopic instruments. The original Business was founded in the early nineteenth century by Thomas Grubb, in 1925 the company was acquired by Sir Charles Parsons and continued to manufacture Telescopic and Astronomical instruments until 1985. This Glass Lantern Slide is taken from a large collection that documents the work of Grubb Parsons Ltd at their workshop in Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne. It was here that Grubb Parsons Ltd manufactured Telescopic and Astronomical equipment for companies and observatories world wide. Their equipment was designed and built for use and research across the Globe, to name only a few of these locations Grubb Parsons Ltd supplied to the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, South Africa, Greece, Australia, Japan, India, Hawaii, Poland, Chile, Canada, France and Spain. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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astronomy | space | telescope | observatory | planets | stars | invention | discovery | scifi | southafrica | futuristic | blackandwhitephotograph | archives | digitalimage | science | spaceexploration | technology | grubbparsonsltd | pretoria61ftturret | pretoriaobservatory | grubbparsons | newcastleupontyne | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | precision | telescopicinstrument | manufacture | production | construction | development | structure | building | thomasgrubb | sircharlesparsons | astronomicalinstrument | glasslanternslide | walkergate | research | platform | interior | bar | wall | brick | shadow | floor | ceiling | darkness | dark | box | instrument | window | frame | glass | components | device | tool | rail | cylinder | bolt | panel | ladder | men | observing | standing | suit | fabric | crease | hair | eye | industrialheritage | industry | surreal | fascinating | interesting | unusual

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San Fernando Mirror Test

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Reference: DS.GP.1919/3444 This photograph shows Mirror Tests using Grubb Parsons equipment for the San Fernando Observatory at some point in the early 20th Century. This photograph is taken from the Grubb Parsons Ltd collection at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records of Grubb Parsons Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, consist of 65 linear metres (213 linear feet) of files, plans, photographs and glass plate negatives relating to this internationally renowned firm's manufacture of precision telescopic instruments. The original Business was founded in the early nineteenth century by Thomas Grubb, in 1925 the company was acquired by Sir Charles Parsons and continued to manufacture Telescopic and Astronomical instruments until 1985. This Glass Lantern Slide is taken from a large collection that documents the work of Grubb Parsons Ltd at their workshop in Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne. It was here that Grubb Parsons Ltd manufactured Telescopic and Astronomical equipment for companies and observatories world wide. Their equipment was designed and built for use and research across the Globe, to name only a few of these locations Grubb Parsons Ltd supplied to the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, South Africa, Greece, Australia, Japan, India, Hawaii, Poland, Chile, Canada, France and Spain. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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astronomy | space | telescope | observatory | planets | stars | invention | discovery | scifi | sanfernandomirrortest | grubbparsonsltd | mirrortests | examinations | sanfernandoobservatory | early20thcentury | grubbparsonsltdcollection | newcastleupontyne | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | 65linearmetres | 213linearfeet | files | plans | photographs | glassplatenegatives | manufacturing | industry | industrialheritage | artanddesign | archives | digitalimage | blackandwhitephotograph | precisiontelescopicinstruments | exploration | science | scientific | earlynineteenthcentury | view | glimpse | thomasgrubb | 1925 | sircharlesparsons | telescopicandastronomicalinstruments | 1985 | glasslanternslide | walkergate | observatories | equipment | components | focus | focal | circle | blackoutline | pattern | grain | dot | mark | frame | reflection | compelling | interesting | unusual | fascinating

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98" Mirror

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Reference: DS.GP.1919/3232 This photograph documents construction of Observatory equipment by Grubb Parsons in Newcastle upon Tyne at some point in the mid 20th century. This photograph is taken from the Grubb Parsons Ltd collection at Tyne & Wear Archives. The records of Grubb Parsons Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, consist of 65 linear metres (213 linear feet) of files, plans, photographs and glass plate negatives relating to this internationally renowned firm's manufacture of precision telescopic instruments. The original Business was founded in the early nineteenth century by Thomas Grubb, in 1925 the company was acquired by Sir Charles Parsons and continued to manufacture Telescopic and Astronomical instruments until 1985. This Glass Lantern Slide is taken from a large collection that documents the work of Grubb Parsons Ltd at their workshop in Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne. It was here that Grubb Parsons Ltd manufactured Telescopic and Astronomical equipment for companies and observatories world wide. Their equipment was designed and built for use and research across the Globe, to name only a few of these locations Grubb Parsons Ltd supplied to the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Egypt, South Africa, Greece, Australia, Japan, India, Hawaii, Poland, Chile, Canada, France and Spain. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share these digital images within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email archives@twmuseums.org.uk

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astronomy | space | telescope | observatory | planets | stars | invention | discovery | scifi | blackandwhitephotograph | equipment | mirror | 98 | grubbparson | newcastleupontyne | mid20thcentury | grubbparsonsltdcollection | england | telescopicinstruments | manufacture | earlynineteenthcentury | founded | 1925 | thomasgrubb | sircharlesparsons | astronomical | science | study | universe | glasslanternslide | workshop | walkergate | observatories | research | suppliers | rail | chain | man | suit | trousers | jacket | shirt | tie | crease | shadow | light | attentive | unsual | pole | floor | wall | interior | parts | circle | glass | design | building | construction | standing | hold | demonstration | metal | steel | debris | grubbparsonsltd | sciencefiction

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Sequence of Assembly of OAO Shroud at SPC

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shroud | spc | lewisresearchcenter | oao | spacepowerchamber | orbitingastronomicalobservatory

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Measuring the distance to the stars : introduction

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This is an introduction to measuring distances to the stars, including a brief history of how the ancient Greeks measured the distance, short questions, and an assessment on distance units

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stars | light years | astronomical units | universe | cosmology | aristotle | MATHEMATICS | Physical Sciences | UK EL06 = SCQF 6 | Advanced courses | NICAT 3 | CQFW 3 | Advanced | A/AS Level | NVQ 3 | Higher | SVQ 3 | Assessment | Learning | Physical sciences | F000 | SCIENCES and MATHEMATICS | R

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12.215 Modern Navigation (MIT)

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The development of the Global Positioning System (GPS) started in the 1960s, and the system became operational in 1992. The system has seen many diverse applications develop in the last few years with the accuracy of positioning ranging from 100 meters (the civilian restricted accuracy requirement) to 1 millimeter (without the need for a security clearance!) In this course we will apply many of basic principles of science and mathematics learnt at MIT to explore the applications and principles of GPS. We also use GPS and other equipment in the class (and outside on Campus) to demonstrate the uses of this system.Technical RequirementsAny number of development tools can be used to compile and run the .f files found on this course site. Please refer to the

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Global Positioning | Global Positioning System | GPScivilian restricted accuracy requirment | basic principles | science | mathematics | GPS | navigation | accuracy | civilian | application | coordinate systems | lattitude | longitude | deformable | Earth | estimation | aircraft | stochastic | mathematical | models | statistics | dynamic systems | pseudorange | phase measurements | celestial | sattelite | astronomical observations | radio | ship | automobile

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