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II/167      General Catalogue of Photometric Data               (Hauck+ 1990)

The General Catalogue of Photometric Data Hauck B., Nitschelm C., Mermilliod M., Mermilliod J.C. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 85, 989 (1990)> =1990A&AS...85..989H
ADC_Keywords: Photometry Description: This catalogue is an index of photometric data published in the astronomical literature until July 1988, and contains 165994 stars. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 106 165896 Main file. Version: April 1990 num_sys.txt 80 2626 Description of the code numbering system refs.txt 106 286 keys of the photometric systems and references
See also: http://obswww.unige.ch/gcpd/gcpd.html : the GCPD Home Page Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- LID Lausanne identification code (LID) (see the "num_sys.txt" file) 11- 12 A2 --- n_LID Remarks on duplicity and variability 13- 14 I2 h RAh [00/24]? Right Ascension (1950) 15- 16 I2 min RAm ?Right Ascension 17- 18 I2 s RAs ?Right Ascension 19 A1 --- DE- *Declination (1950) 20- 21 I2 deg DEd ?Declination 22- 25 F4.1 arcmin DEm ?Declination 26- 32 F7.3 mag Vmag ?Johnson V Magnitude 33-106 37I2 --- key1 ?Keys of the photometric systems. Explanations of the keys are in the file "refs.txt"
Note on DE-: Note that columns 24-25 are blank when the accuracy of declination is only 1'.
Author's Note: Please, send your comments and found errors to the authors, e.g. at e-mail address: or Updates and Modifications: * November 1991: this introduction file was modified, and the "refs.txt" file was added at Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) * 03-Aug-1995: the ReadMe file created from earlier documentation [ADC] Periods were added to col. DEm to comply with the F format.
(End) N. Paul M. Kuin [ADC/NSSDC] 1995-Aug-03
The document above follows the rules of the Standard Description for Astronomical Catalogues.From this documentation it is possible to generate f77 program to load files into arrays or line by line

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