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System catalogues

The WHT telescope computer has a standard catalogue containing accurate positions and proper motions for astrometric, photometric and spectrophotometric standards. This is described in detail in La Palma Technical Note 85, which is updated periodically. The main elements of the catalogue are:

Use of the catalogue positions will speed up acquisition and avoid potential difficulties with inaccurate positions and proper motions given in the literature.

Tue Aug 15 16:42:46 BST 1995