I/195 FOCAT-S Catalogue (Bystrov+ 1994)
FOCAT-S: Pulkovo photographic Catalogue of Southern Hemisphere (Version 1993 March) Bystrov N.F., Polojentsev D.D., Potter H.I., Yagudin L.I., Zalles R.F., Zelaya J.A. Pulkovo Obs., Saint-Petersburg, Russia Obs. Astron. Nacional, Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Bolivia, Tarija <Bull. Inf. CDS 44, 3 (1994)> =1994BICDS..44....3B
ADC_Keywords: Photographic catalog ; Positional data ; Proper motions Description: This is a new reduction of FOCAT-S photographic catalogue of southern stars. This reduction has to replace the preceding one. The differences from previous version are as follows: 1. The new version was sorted according right ascension of stars inside 10-degree declination zone; 2. New proper motions were calculated for all almost stars. New Astrographic Catalogue plate reduction was developed for this aim. The average rms of new FOCAT-S proper motions is 0.002 - 0.003 "/year; 3. The number of the Astrographic Catalogue star positions used for the proper motion calculation is added; 4. The magnitude (mag) and spectral type (Sp) columns were revised significantly: some errors were corrected; stars identified in C.S.I. catalogue have got Mag, Sp from this catalogue as it was in previous version. Other stars have got Mag, Sp from PPM-S catalogue. 5. The list of Durchmusterung star numbers was changed. Now it contains the Cape Photographic Durchmusterung (CPD) numbers for stars in [-90, -23] declination zones; Cordoba Durchmusterung (CoD) star numbers are used only if it was impossible to identify star in BD or CPD. Format of this column was changed also. 6. PPM catalogue star numbers were added. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 87 203592 The FOCAT-S catalogue
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 I6 --- FOCAT-S FOCAT-S number. 7- 8 I2 h RAh Right ascension (hours) J2000. 9- 10 I2 min RAm Right ascension (minutes) J2000. 11- 15 I5 ms RAms Right ascension (milliseconds) J2000. 16 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign). 17- 18 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees). 19- 20 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes). 21- 24 I4 10mas DEcs Declination J2000 (1/100 seconds). 25- 28 I4 0.001a EpRA-1980 Mean epoch of right ascension, given in 0.001 of year since 1980. 29- 32 I4 0.001a EpDE-1980 Mean epoch of declination, given in 0.001 of year since 1980. 33- 35 I3 10mas e_RA Mean error of right ascension, multiplied by the cosine of declination, in 0.01arcsec 36- 38 I3 10mas e_DEcs Mean error of declination, in 0.01arcseconds. 39 I1 --- o_RA Number of individual observations used for the derivation of the right ascension. 40 I1 --- o_DE Number of individual observations used for the derivation of the declination. 41 A1 --- n_pm [ CPS*] proper motion flag (1) 42- 46 I5 mas/a pmRA ? Proper motion in right ascension for the equinox J2000, on the FK5 system, multiplied by the cosine of declination, given in 0.001 arcseconds per Julian year. 47- 51 I5 mas/a pmDE ? Proper motion in declination for the equinox J2000, on the FK5 system, given in 0.001 arcseconds per Julian year. 52- 53 I2 mas/a e_pmRA ? Mean error of the proper motion in right ascension, multiplied by cosine of declination given in 0.001 arcseconds per Julian year 54- 55 I2 mas/a e_pmDE ? Mean error of the proper motion in declination given in 0.001 arcseconds per Julian year. 56- 57 I2 --- o_pmRA ? Number of individual Astrographic Catalogue observations, used for the right ascension proper motion derivation. 58- 59 I2 --- o_pmDE ? Number of individual Astrographic Catalogue observations, used for the declination proper motion derivation. 60- 61 A2 --- SpType Spectral type. 62- 64 I3 0.1mag Mag ? Magnitude. 65 A1 --- magspFlag [ PF] Mag, Sp flag (2) 66- 75 A10 --- DM Durchmusterung designation (3) 76- 81 I6 --- SAO [1/258997]? SAO catalogue star number. 82- 87 I6 --- PPM [1/378910]? PPM Catalogue star number.
Note (1): the flag has the possible values: " " : final proper motions, derived by the new Astrographic Catalogue plate reduction; "C" : preliminary proper motions, derived using CPC2 catalogue "P" : proper motions are taken from PPM catalogue "S" : proper motions are taken from SAO catalogue "*" : proper motions are unknown. Note (2): The flags on magnitude and spectral type indicate: " " : Mag, Sp are taken from C.S.I. catalogue "P" : Mag, Sp are taken from PPM catalogue "F" : Mag, Sp are taken from FOCAT-S source list. Note (3): The Durchmusterung designation is made of => Durchmusterung zone and star number (A8) => Durchmusterung star component (A1) => Durchmusterung designation (A1), as: "B" : Bonner Durchmusterung star number "P" - Cape Photographic Durchmusterung star number "C" - Cordoba Durchmusterung star number.
See also: I/131 : SAO Catalogue I/146 : PPM (North) Catalogue I/193 : PPM (South) Catalogue Acknowledgments: We sincerely thank the Pulkovo Observatory staff for providing a tape copy. Historical notes: * Version 22-Oct-1993: from tape copy provided by the Pulkovo Observatory staff to CDS * Version 14-Apr-1994: a few errors and inconsistencies reported by S. Nishimura (NAO Japan) corrected in this Intro file at CDS * Version 02-Nov-1995: 'ReadMe' file adapted to documentation standards.
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 02-Nov-1995
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