Division A WG Third Realisation of International Celestial Reference Frame


To oversee the generation, validation and utility of the third generation ICRF in the radio domain by 2018 with special care to provide for a frame tie and accuracy comparisons with the anticipated Gaia optical catalog.

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Division A Fundamental Astronomy

Patrick Charlot

Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux
2 rue de l'Observatoire
BP 89
33271 Floirac Cedex

Phone: +33 5 57 77 61 25
Fax: +33 5 57 77 61 10
Email: charlotobsu-bordeaux1fr
Organization website: http://www.obs.u-bordeaux1.fr/

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September 17, 2015

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