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The IAU 2009 system of astronomical constants: the report of the IAU working group on numerical standards for Fundamental Astronomy

Brian Luzum, Nicole Capitaine, Agnès Fienga, William Folkner, Toshio Fukushima, James Hilton, Catherine Hohenkerk, George Krasinsky, Gérard Petit, Elena Pitjeva, Michael Soffel, Patrick Wallace

Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 110, 293-304 (2011)

Keywords: Numerical standards, Fundamental Astronomy, Fundamental constants

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In the 2006–2009 triennium, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group on Numerical Standards for Fundamental Astronomy determined a list of Current Best Estimates (CBEs). The IAU 2009 Resolution B2 adopted these CBEs as the IAU (2009) System of Astronomical Constants. Additional work continues to define the process of updating the CBEs and creating a standard electronic document.