Radial velocities have been determined for about 2800 early-type stars (B2 to F5), as complementary data to the Hipparcos Catalogue and 130 out of this Catalogue with a standard error equal to about 3kms-1. An estimated MK spectral classification is given.
These radial velocities, obtained at 80Åmm-1, will be useful for statistical studies mainly. These data are adding a radial velocity measurement for 18% of the B5 to F5 type stars of the Hipparcos north Survey, allowing to 62% of these stars to have a radial velocity.
We are grateful to the night assistants, particularly F. Michel and J. Taupenas, of the Observatoire de Haute Provence. Their skillful help has been a major component of this survey.
This research has used the Simbad database, operated at CDS, Strasbourg, France.
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