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A&A Supplement series, Vol. 122, May I 1997, 529-532

Received August 12; accepted August 22,1996

Radio stars for linking celestial reference frames

H.G. Waltertex2html_wrap698 - R. Heringtex2html_wrap700 - Chr. de Vegttex2html_wrap702

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tex2html_wrap704  Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Mönchhofstrasse 12-14, D-69120 Heidelberg, Germany
tex2html_wrap706  Hamburger Sternwarte, Gojenbergsweg 112, D-21029 Hamburg, Germany


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.gif

keywords: catalogues -- astrometry -- reference frames -- radio continuum: stars

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