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A&A Supplement Ser., Vol. 124, September 1997, 437-439

Received August 27; accepted December 5, 1996

Astrometric positions of stars with high proper motions in the Southern Hemisphere

J.M. Rousseau - J.P. Périé

Observatoire de Bordeaux, INSU/CNRS-Université Bordeaux 1, B.P. 89, F-33270 Floirac, France


Several stars with large proper motions, cited by W.J. Luyten, were included in the preliminary programme for the HIPPARCOS mission. When performing preparatory measurements of plates, difficulties were encountered in identifying certain of these stars when relying only on published coordinates. We have taken advantage of this work which relates to the southern sky in order to determine the astrometric position of the greatest possible number of these objects, even for those which were not included in the programme.

keywords: astrometry -- stars: kinematics

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