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I/206         Bright Stars Supplement to PPM (Bastian+ 1993)

The Bright Stars Supplement to the PPM and PPM South Catalogue, Revised Edition Bastian U., Roeser S. <Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg (1993)>
ADC_Keywords: Positional data ; Proper motions Description: A number of bright stars is missing from the PPM Star Catalogue, both on the northern I/146 and on the southern I/193 hemisphere. The Bright Stars Supplement described here makes PPM complete down to V=7.5 mag. For this purpose it lists all missing stars brighter than V=7.6 mag that we could find in published star lists. Their total number is 275. Only 2 of them are brighter than V=3.5. This replaces the December 1992 edition (catalogue I/194) of the Bright Stars Supplement which inadvertently contained 46 duplicates of stars already contained in the main parts of PPM. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file descrip 76 174 Authors' description and remarks ppmb 131 275 The Bright Star Supplement
Byte-by-byte Description of file: ppmb
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
2- 7 I6 --- PPM [400001/400321]+ PPM number 10- 18 A9 --- DM Durchmusterung, here empty 20- 23 F4.1 mag Mag Visual magnitude 25- 26 A2 --- Sp Spectral type (blank) 28- 29 I2 h RAh Right Ascension for the Equinox=J2000.0 and Epoch=J2000.0, on the system of FK5 31- 32 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 34- 39 F6.3 s RAs Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 42 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 43- 44 I2 deg DEd Declination for the equinox and epoch J2000.0, on the system of FK5 46- 47 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 49- 53 F5.2 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 56- 62 F7.4 s/a pmRA Proper motion in right ascension 64- 69 F6.3 arcsec/a pmDE Proper motion in declination 71- 72 I2 --- Npos [0] Number of individual positions used 74- 75 I2 10mas e_RA [99] Mean error of RA multiplied by cos(DE) 77- 78 I2 10mas e_DE [99] Mean error of DE 80- 83 F4.1 mas/a e_pmRA [9.9] Mean error of pmRA multiplied by cos(DE) 85- 88 F4.1 mas/a e_pmDE [9.9] Mean error of proper motion in DE 90- 94 F5.2 a EpRA-1900 [50] Weighted mean epoch for RA, given in years since 1900 96-100 F5.2 a EpDE-1900 [50] Weighted mean epoch for DE, given in years since 1900 127 A1 --- Flag1 [B] 'B' for Bright star 128 A1 --- Flag2 [D] 'D' for double star 131 A1 --- Flag5 [R] 'R' for Remark (only No 400148) explained in file descrip
See also: I/146 : PPM-North Catalogue I/193 : PPm-South Catalogue I/208 : The 90000 stars Supplement to PPM
(End) Joseph Florsch [CDS] and Gail Schneider [NSSDC/ADC] 09-Nov-1994
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