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I/10   General Catalogue of Stellar Trigonometric Parallaxes (Jenkins 1952-1963)

General Catalogue of Stellar Trigonometric Parallaxes Jenkins L.F. <Yale University Observatory (1952,1963)>
ADC_Keywords: Parallaxes, spectroscopic ; Proper motions Abstract: This catalog was keypunched from the General catalogue of trigonometric stellar parallaxes compiled at the Yake University Observatory by Louise F. Jenkins. It includes the left-hand pages of the 1952 edition and the 1963 supplement. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 66 7330 Absolute trigonometric parallaxes for 6398 stars
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 F6.1 --- GCTP Star number (1) 7 A1 --- n_GCTP [01234S] Multiple or supplement (2) 8- 15 I8 --- DM ? Durchmusterung (BD, CD, CPD) designation 16- 17 I2 h RAh Right Ascension B1900 (hours) 18- 21 F4.1 min RAm Right Ascension B1900 (minutes) 22 A1 --- DE- Declination B1900 (sign) 23- 24 I2 deg DEd Declination B1900 (degrees) 25- 26 I2 arcmin DEm Declination B1900 (minutes) 28- 31 F4.1 mag mag ? Magnitude (visual ou photographic, see n_mag) 32 A1 --- n_mag [PV*] Photographic or Visual magnitude (3) 33- 35 A3 --- Sp Spectral type 36- 41 I6 --- HD ? HD number (Cat. III/135) 42- 50 A9 --- Oname Other name 51- 55 I5 mas/yr pmRA ? Proper motion in RA (*cos(Dec)) 56- 60 I5 mas/yr pmDE ? Proper motion in Declination 61- 64 I4 mas plx ? Absolute trigonometric parallax 65- 66 I2 mas e_plx ? Probable error on plx
Note (1): Numbers with a non-zero fraction like 16.1 were assigned to stars added in the 1963 supplement; the numbers ending with '.0' are stars from the 1952 edition. Note (2): The 'S' indicates data from the 1963 Supplement edition. Numeric values were assigned to components of multiple systems. Note (3): the asterisk (*) indicates variable stars; 'P' stands for photographic (blue), and V for visual.
History: Keypunched at CDS
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 30-Nov-2009
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