Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 02-Nov-2023)
Result of query: info cati RFC$
Details on Acronym: RFC RFC (Radio Fundamental Catalog)
Object:(Rad) (SIMBAD class: Radio = Radio Source)
Note:The Radio Fundamental Catalog (RFC) provides precise positions with milli-arcseconds accuracies, estimates of correlated flux densities at baselines 1000–8000 km, and maps, for thousands of compact radio sources produced by analysis of all available very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) observations under absolute astrometry and geodesy programs. More information is available at: http://astrogeo.org/rfc/ See also IVS: each RFC also has an IVS identifier.
Originof the Acronym: L (2017ApJ...838..139S)