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J/AJ/134/1432       Proper motions in Plaut's window         (Vieira+, 2007)

Proper motions in the Galactic Bulge: Plaut's window. Vieira K., Casetti-dinescu D.I., Mendez R.A., Rich R.M., Girard T.M., Korchagin V.I., Van Altena W., Majewski S.R., Van Den Bergh S. <Astron. J., 134, 1432-1446 (2007)> =2007AJ....134.1432V
ADC_Keywords: Stars, nearby ; Proper motions ; Photometry, infrared Keywords: astrometry - catalogs - Galaxy: bulge - Galaxy: disk - stars: kinematics Abstract: A proper-motion study of a field of 20'x20' inside Plaut's low-extinction window (l,b) = (0°, -8°) has been completed. Relative proper motions and photographic BV photometry have been derived for ∼21000 stars reaching to V∼20.5mag, based on the astrometric reduction of 43 photographic plates, spanning over 21yr of epoch difference. Proper-motion errors are typically 1mas/yr, and field-dependent systematics are below 0.2mas/yr. Cross-referencing with the 2MASS catalog yielded a sample of ∼8700 stars, from which predominantly disk and bulge subsamples were selected photometrically from the JH color-magnitude diagram. The two samples exhibited different proper-motion distributions, with the disk displaying the expected reflex solar motion as a function of magnitude. Description: This investigation is based on 43 photographic plates, taken with five different telescopes: the 51cm Double Astrograph at the Yale Southern Observatory (YSO) in El Leoncito, Argentina; the 2.1m at KPNO; the du Pont 2.5m at Las Campanas; the Blanco 4m at CTIO; and the Hale 5m at Palomar Observatory. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table3.dat 70 21660 Plaut's window catalog of proper motions table4.dat 70 8721 Plaut's window stars with 2MASS data
See also: II/246 : 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003) I/289 : UCAC2 Catalogue (Zacharias+ 2004) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 I5 --- [VCM2007] Plaut's identification number 7- 16 F10.6 deg RAdeg Right Ascension in decimal degrees (J2000) (1) 18- 27 F10.6 deg DEdeg Declination in decimal degrees (J2000) (1) 29- 33 F5.2 mag Vmag The V band magnitude 35- 39 F5.2 mag B-V The (B-V) color index 41- 42 I2 --- Npl Number of plates in which the star appears 44- 50 F7.2 mas/yr pmGlon Proper motion in galactic longitude 52- 58 F7.2 mas/yr pmGlat Proper motion in galactic latitude 60- 64 F5.2 mas/yr e_pmGlon Error in pmGLON 66- 70 F5.2 mas/yr e_pmGlat Error in pmGLAT
Note (1): As obtained from a solution with UCAC2 (Cat. I/289).
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table4.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 I5 --- [VCM2007] Plaut's identification number 7- 23 A17 --- 2MASS The 2MASS identification (1) 25- 30 F6.3 mag Jmag The 2MASS J band magnitude 32- 36 F5.3 mag e_Jmag The error in Jmag 38- 43 F6.3 mag Hmag The 2MASS H band magnitude 45- 49 F5.3 mag e_Hmag The error in Hmag 51- 56 F6.3 mag Kmag The 2MASS K band magnitude 58- 62 F5.3 mag e_Kmag The error in Kmag 64 I1 --- Pop Population index (2) 66- 70 A5 --- Dupl Duplicate match identification (3)
Note (1): Where the 2MASS identification is based on the sexagesimal sky coordinates of the star. Note (2): Population index code as follows: 0 = Undetermined (no population was explicitly assigned to the star) 1 = Bulge RGB 2 = Disk MS Note (3): Identification of another Plaut's star that was cross-referenced to the same 2MASS star. Our frames have better resolution than 2MASS.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 31-Oct-2009
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