Parallaxes and proper motions for 20 open clusters as based on the new Hipparcos catalogue

  title={Parallaxes and proper motions for 20 open clusters as based on the new Hipparcos catalogue},
  author={Floor van Leeuwen},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • F. V. Leeuwen
  • Published 6 February 2009
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
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