The Observatory of Strasbourg will participate in the future in the general radial velocity survey which is in hand at the Observatories of Haute-Provence and of Marseille with FEHRENBACH’s Objective-prism astrograph. A programme of this type, providing a large number of data, is particularly suitable at the place where the “Data Center” is growing up.
A radial velocity survey is a vast programme which needs many years to be fulfilled. It is natural that one starts with the most interesting areas in the sky, one of them being the area near NGP. In 1976 twenty fields were covered, each by one plate, in that direction. The whole programme covers 70 overlapping fields in an area of 100 square degrees centered at NGP. The limiting magnitude shall be almost the 12th.