A&A Supplement Ser., Vol. 124, September 1997, 437-439
Received August 27; accepted December 5, 1996
J.M. Rousseau - J.P. PériéObservatoire 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