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Celestial Reference System

  • Michael Soffel
  • Ralf Langhans
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Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Abstract

According to IAU 2000 Resolution B1.3 (e.g., Soffel et al., 2003), the Barycentric Celestial Reference System (BCRS) is defined by the form of the BCRS metric tensor that agrees with our canonical barycentric one (3.2). As we have noted earlier, this form of the metric tensor implies that all kinds of material or energy outside the solar system have been ignored.

Keywords

Very Long Baseline Interferometry Proper Motion Very Long Baseline Interferometry Observation International Astronomical Union Hipparcos Catalog 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Soffel
    • 1
  • Ralf Langhans
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Planetary GeodesyDresden Technical University Lohrmann ObservatoryDresdenGermany

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