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Nearly Microarcsecond Precision Differential Astrometry

  • J. Marcaide (a1), I. Shapiro (a1), J. Ball (a1), N. Bartel (a1), T. Clark (a1), B. Corey (a1), M. Gorenstein (a1), R. Preston (a1), M. Ratner (a1), A. Rogers (a1) and A. Whitney (a1)...

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In studies of extragalactic radio sources with multiple compact components the determination of which components, if any, are stationary and which moving is of importance. In order to learn about the radio properties of the individual components it is also relevant to be able to register maps made at several wavelengths. Both tasks are usually not possible with VLBI because of the irrecoverable corruption of the fringe phase introduced by the propagation medium and the instrumentation. However, when two or more compact radio sources are separated by only a small angle from each other difference techniques can be used to help tackle both questions.

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Marcaide, J.M.: 1982, , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marcaide, J.M. and Shapiro, I.I.: 1983, Astron. J. (to appear in August 1983 issue)

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