Division A WG Third Realisation of the 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

Observatoire Aquitain des Sciences de l'Univers
Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux
Université de Bordeaux - Bât. B18N
Allée Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire CS 50023
33615 Pessac Cedex

Phone: +33 5 40 00 32 84
Email: patrickcharlotu-bordeauxfr
Organization website: http://astrophy.u-bordeaux.fr/

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
March 24, 2018

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