The Application of Faint Minor Planet Dynamics to the Problems of Improving the Fundamental Reference System

P. D. Hemenway, R. L. Duncombe
1980 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
AbstractThe underlying method of forming the adopted Fundamental Reference System is the compilation of observations referred to some (independent) well defined coordinate systems. If the observations themselves are used to define the independent coordinate system, they may be used to help establish the FundamentalSystem. If the observations are differential, they may be used to refer star positions to the Fundamental System and/or smooth systematic irregularities within the Fundamental System.
doi:10.1017/s0252921100081392 fatcat:jqk2hgpiljh3zpyl2gn4knimxe