Roman R. Rafikov

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We discuss measurements of the properties of ∼10,000 asteroids detected in 500 deg 2 of sky in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) commissioning data. The moving objects are detected in the magnitude range 14 < r * < 21.5, with a baseline of ∼5 minutes, resulting in typical velocity errors of ∼3%. Extensive tests show that the sample is at least 98%(More)
We study the effect of pulsar rotation on timing of binary pulsars, with particular emphasis on the double pulsar system J0737-3039. Special relativistic aberration due to the orbital motion of pulsar changes both the longitude and colatitude of the emission direction with respect to the pulsar spin axis. The former gives rise to a shift of the arrival time(More)
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey has validated and made publicly available its First Data Release. This consists of 2099 square degrees of five-band (u g r i z) imaging data, 186,240 spectra of galaxies, quasars, stars and calibrating blank sky patches selected over 1360 square degrees of this area, and tables of measured parameters from these data. The imaging(More)
Directly detecting thermal emission from young extrasolar planets allows measurement of their atmospheric compositions and luminosities, which are influenced by their formation mechanisms. Using the Gemini Planet Imager, we discovered a planet orbiting the ~20-million-year-old star 51 Eridani at a projected separation of 13 astronomical units. Near-infrared(More)