It was recommended in a resolution of the International Astronomical Union that as of Jan. 1, 1984, a new astronomical reference frame would be adopted (IAU 1976). This reference frame has been designated as the FK5 reference frame of J2000.0. The problem of the interim realization of this reference frame pending completion of work on the compilation of the FK5 catalog at the Astronomisches Rechen-institut has been addressed by a number of authors, see, e.g., Kaplan(1981), Standish(1983), Aoki et al.(1983), and Lederle and Schwan(1984). Their discussions are primarily concerned with the steps which must be taken to transform FK4 catalog positions and proper motions referred to the equator, equinox and epoch of B1950.0 to J2000.0. The primary emphasis of the following discussion is on the transformation of catalogs other than the FK4 to the J2000.0 equinox. There are a few remarks concerning the FK4 catalog.