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J/MNRAS/389/285  Proper motions and JHK of 24 Berkeley clusters (Tadross, 2008)

A Catalogue of previously unstudied Berkeley clusters. Tadross A.L. <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 389, 285-291 (2008)> =2008MNRAS.389..285T
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, open ; Positional data ; Proper motions ; Photometry, infrared Keywords: catalogues - surveys - Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram - open clusters and associations: general - open clusters and associations: individual: Berkeley Abstract: The main astrophysical parameters of 24 previously unstudied open clusters of Berkeley catalogue are presented here. JHK near-infrared (Two Micron All Sky Survey, Cat. II/246) photometry and the proper motions astrometry of Naval Observatory Merged Astrometric Dataset (NOMAD, Cat. I/297) are used. The clusters' centres, angular diameters, ages, distances and colour excesses for these clusters are estimated for the first time. Description: The Naval Observatory Merged Astrometric Dataset (NOMAD) contains astrometric and photometric data for over 1 billion stars derived from the Hipparcos, Tycho-2, UCAC2 and USNO-B1.0 catalogues for astrometry and optical photometry, supplemented by Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) near-infrared photometry. For each unique star the 'best' astrometric and photometric data are chosen from the source catalogues and merged into a single dataset (cf. Zacharias et al., 2004, Cat. I/297). Using this data base; compared with the 2MASS of Cutri et al. (2003, Cat. II/246); we could determine the fundamental parameters of 24 (of 96) open clusters of Berkeley, which were never studied so far. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 53 24 The equatorial & galactic positions and the diameters of our investigated clusters, as taken from 'WEBDA' and 'DIAS' catalog.dat 116 90615 Star positions, absolute proper motions and JHK observation
See also: B/ocl : Optically visible open clusters and Candidates (Dias+ 2002-2007) I/297 : NOMAD Catalog (Zacharias+ 2005) II/246 : 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 8 A8 --- --- [Berkeley] 10- 12 I3 --- Berk Cluster number 14- 15 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 17- 18 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 20- 21 I2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 23 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 24- 25 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 27- 28 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 30- 31 I2 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 33- 39 F7.3 deg GLON Galactic longitude 41- 46 F6.3 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 48 I1 arcmin Diam Diameter 50- 53 I4 --- Nstar Number of stars in the cluster with measurements in catalog.dat file
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 8 A8 --- --- [Berkeley] 10- 12 I3 --- Berk Cluster number 14- 18 I5 --- Star Star sequential number (WEDBA number) 20- 21 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 23- 24 I2
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