Radio stars for linking celestial reference frames*
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstrasse 12-14, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
2 Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, D-21029 Hamburg, Germany
Send offprint request to: R. Hering
Accepted: 22 August 1996
Radio stars play a key role in establishing the link between optical reference frames and the conventional celestial reference frame based on extragalactic radio sources. The relevant astrometric, astrophysical and radio quantities are compiled of 66 cardinal radio stars currently suited to frame connection and maintenance of the link. The catalogue entries are supplied with ample bibliographical codes and annotations for easy data retrieval.
Key words: catalogues / astrometry / reference frames / radio continuum: stars
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