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I/321              Pulkovo SMP Photographic Catalogue          (Berezhnoy, 2013)

A new reduction of digitized photographic plates with selected asteroids obtained with Normal Astrograph of Pulcovo observatory in the period from 1948 to 1990 years. Berezhnoy A.A. <Solar System Research, 47, 203 (2013)> =2013SoSyR..47..203B
ADC_Keywords: Minor planets ; Positional data ; Stars, ages ; Photographic catalog Abstract: The results of new reduction of 1545 photographic observations of 14 selected asteroids' obtained with Normal Astrograph of Pulkovo observatory from 1948 to 1990 years presented. Photographic plates, stored in observatory's archive, was digitized using consumer flatbed scanner with special designed technique. The accuracy of measured photoplates was performed. The UCAC3 was used as reference catalog. The analysis of instrumental systematic effects, revealing in common distortion and magnitude equation, was performed and taken into account. The equatorial coordinates of 1378 single observations of selected asteroids was obtained and was made their comparison with results of reduction of this material obtained earlier. 1475 positions of stars with large proper motions from LSPM catalog was measured among background objects. Description: The results of new reductions of photographic plates, obtained from 1948 to 1990 yr in Pulkovo Observatory during Selected Minor Planets observation program. There is a 1378 topocentric equatorial positions of asteroids obtained with var4 reduction and 1475 celestial positions of LSPM catalogue stars from var5 reduction parameters described in paper. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file planets.dat 55 14 Minor planets fundamental parameters smp.dat 80 1378 The results of minor planets lspm.dat 142 1475 The results of stars with large proper motion
See also: I/298 : LSPM-North Catalog (Lepine+ 2005) J/AJ/130/1680 : LSPM-North proper-motion catalog nearby stars (Lepine+, 2005) : Paper Home Page B/astorb : Orbits of Minor Planets (Bowell+ 2013) Byte-by-byte Description of file: planets.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 I5 --- Planet Minor planet number 7- 16 A10 --- Name Name 20- 23 F4.2 mag H Absolute magnitude H parameter (1) 25- 33 F9.6 deg i Inclination (1) 35- 44 F10.8 --- e Eccentricity (1) 46- 55 F10.8 AU a Semimajor axis (1)
Note (1): Data from The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database, Cat. B/astorb.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: smp.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 I05 --- Planet Minor planet number (1) 6- 12 A7 --- provNum Provisional or temporary designation (always blank) (2) 13 A1 --- discAs Discovery asterisk (always blank) (3) 14 A1 --- note1 Note 1 (always blank) 15 A1 --- note2 Note 2 (always blank) 16- 32 A17 --- Obs.Date Date of observation (YYYY/MM/DD.dddddd) 33- 34 I2 h RAh Observed Right Ascension J2000, Epoch 1989.0 36- 37 I2 min RAm Observed Right Ascension J2000, Epoch 1989.0 39- 44 F6.3 s RAs Observed Right Ascension J2000, Epoch 1989.0 45 A1 --- DE- Observed Declination sign J2000, Epoch 1989.0 46- 47 I2 deg DEd Observed Declination J2000, Epoch 1989.0 49- 50 I2 arcmin DEm Observed Declination J2000, Epoch 1989.0 52- 56 F5.2 arcsec DEs Observed Declination J2000, Epoch 1989.0 57- 65 A9 --- --- Must be blank 66- 70 F5.2 mag mag Observed magnitude 71 A1 --- Band Band (always blank) 72- 77 A6 --- --- Must be blank 78- 80 A3 --- ObsCode [084] Observatory code
Note (1): mpNum is a zero-padded, right-justified number, e.g., an observation of (1) would be given as 00001, an observation of (3202) would be 03202. If there is no number these columns must be blank. Six-digit numbers are to be stored in packed form (A0000 = 100000), in order to be consistent with the format specifier earlier in this document. Note on (2): Provisional designation or the temporary designation. The provisional designation is stored in a 7-character packed form. Temporary designations are designations assigned by the observer for new or unidentified objects. Such designations must begin in column 6, should not exceed 6 characters in length, and should start with one or more letters. It is important that every observation has a designation and that the same designation is used for all observations of the same object. Note (3): Discovery observations for new (or unidentified) objects should contain "*". Only one asterisked observation per object is expected.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: lspm.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 11 A11 --- LSPM LSPM star name (JHHMM+DDMMW) 13- 25 F13.7 d MJD Epoch of observation in MJD 27- 38 F12.8 deg RAdeg Right ascension (J2000) at MJD epoch 40- 51 F12.8 deg DEdeg Declination (J2000) at MJD epoch 53- 58 F6.2 mag mag Magnitude (1) 60- 66 F7.1 mas oRA Residual in position, (O-C)RA*cos(DE) 68- 74 F7.1 mas oDE Residual in position, (O-C)DE 76- 81 F6.2 mag omag Residual in magnitude, (O-C) 83- 92 F10.4 pix Xpix Measured coordinate X 94-103 F10.4 pix Ypix Measured coordinate Y 105-115 F11.6 --- logd logarithm of integrated optical density (1) 117-123 F7.1 pix dXpix Difference in measured coordinate X 125-131 F7.1 pix dYpix Difference in measured coordinate Y 133-142 F10.6 --- dlogd Difference in pixel magnitude
Note (1): Reduction on magnitudes was prepared with BJmag magnitude in LSPM catalogue and the logarithm of integrated optical density of the star image.
Acknowledgements: Andrey Berezhnoy, berezhnojaa(at)
(End) Andrey Berezhnoy [Pulkovo Observatory], Patricia Vannier [DS] 16-Apr-2012
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