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The first 40 years
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Volume 500, Number 1, June II 2009
The first 40 years
Page(s) 505 - 506
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200912202
Published online 15 June 2009
A&A 500, 505-506 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/200912202

The Hipparcos catalog

Commentary on: Perryman M. A. C., Lindegren L., Kovalevsky J., et al., 1997, A&A, 323, L49
F. van Leeuwen

Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge, UK
    e-mail: fvl@ast.cam.ac.uk

© ESO 2009
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