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I/221               The Magellanic Catalogue of Stars - MACS (Tucholke+ 1996)

The Magellanic Catalogue of Stars - MACS Tucholke H.-J., de Boer K.S., Seitter W.C. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser., 119, 91-98 (1996)> <The Messenger 81, 20 (1995)> =1996A&AS..119...91T =1995Msngr..81...20D
ADC_Keywords: Magellanic Clouds ; Positional data Description: The Magellanic Catalogue of Stars (MACS) is based on scans of ESO Schmidt plates and contains about 244,000 stars covering large areas around the LMC and the SMC. The limiting magnitude is B<16.5m and the positional accuracy is better than 0.5" for 99% of the stars. The stars of this catalogue were screened interactively to ascertain that they are undisturbed by close neighbours. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file lmc.dat 52 175779 The Large Magellanic Cloud smc.dat 52 67782 The Small Magellanic Cloud
Byte-by-byte Description of file: lmc.dat smc.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- MACS Designation 14- 15 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 , Epoch 1989.0 (hours) 17- 18 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 20- 25 F6.3 s RAs Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 27 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 28- 29 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 , Epoch 1989.0 (degrees) 31- 32 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 34- 38 F5.2 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 40 I1 --- Npos Number of positions used 42- 46 F5.2 mag Mag []?=99.00 Instrumental Magnitude (to be used only in a relative sense) 48 I1 --- PosFlag [0/1] Position Flag (0: ok, 1: internal error larger than 0.5") 50 I1 --- MagFlag [0/1] Megnitude Flag (0: ok, 1: bad photometry or possible variable) 52 I1 --- BochumFlag *[0] Bochum Flag
Note on BochumFlag: 1 if in Bochum catalog of astrophysical information on bright LMC stars) (yet empty)
Author's address: Hans-Joachim Tucholke
(End) Hans-Joachim Tucholke [Univ. Bonn] 20-Nov-1995
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