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II/228A    DENIS Catalogue toward Magellanic Clouds (DCMC)     (Cioni+ 2000)

The DENIS Point Source Catalogue towards the Magellanic Clouds Cioni M.-R., Loup C., Habing H.J., Fouque P., Bertin E., Deul E., Egret D., Alard C., de Batz B., Borsenberger J., Dennefeld M., Epchtein N., Forveille T., Garzon F., Hron J., Kimeswenger S., Lacombe F., Le Bertre T., Mamon G.A., Omont A., Paturel G., Persi P., Robin A., Rouan D., Simon G., Tiphene D., Vauglin I., Wagner S. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser., 144, 235 (2000)> =2000A&AS..144..235C
ADC_Keywords: Photometry, infrared ; Surveys ; Magellanic Clouds Keywords: Catalogs - Surveys - Galaxies: Magellanic Clouds - Galaxies: photometry - Galaxies: stellar content - Infrared: stars Description: This is the first version of a complete near-IR point source catalogue towards the Magellanic Clouds extracted from the data obtained with the DEep Near Infraread Survey of the Southern Sky (DENIS). The catalogue covers an area of 19.87x16 square degrees centered on (05:27:20-69:00:00) for the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), and 14.7x10 square degrees centered on (01:02:40-73:00:00) for the Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC). It contains the sources detected in at least 2 of the 3 photometric bands I (Gunn-i centered at 0.8µm), J (centered at 1.25µm), and Ks (centered at 2.15µm). The spatial resolution is 1" in I and 3" in the J and K bands, and the limiting magnitudes are I=18, J=16 and Ks=14. 70% of the detected sources are real members of the Magellanic Clouds, and consist mainly of red giants, asymptotic giant branch stars and supergiants. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file lmc_ijk.dat 210 264347 LMC stars observed in the 3 bands I, J and K (1) lmc_ij.dat 210 1045630 LMC stars observed in I and J bands (1) lmc_ik.dat 210 8234 LMC stars observed in I and K bands (1) lmc_jk.dat 210 1689 LMC stars observed in J and K bands (1) smc_ijk.dat 210 69829 SMC stars observed in the 3 bands I, J and K (1) smc_ij.dat 210 242837 SMC stars observed in I and J bands (1) smc_ik.dat 210 2302 SMC stars observed in I and K bands (1) smc_jk.dat 210 812 SMC stars observed in J and K bands (1) qual.dat 68 187 Qualities of observation strips (table 8)
Note (1): table 7 of the paper
See also: http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/denis.html : the DENIS home page B/denis : The DENIS database (Epchtein+, 1999) Byte-by-byte Description of file: lmc*.dat smc*.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 A4 --- --- [DCMC] Catalog Acronym 6- 24 A19 --- DCMC Name of the source (based on J2000 position) 27- 28 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 (hours) 29 A1 --- --- [:] 30- 31 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 32 A1 --- --- [:] 33- 37 F5.2 s RAs Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 39 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 40- 41 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 42 A1 --- --- [:] 43- 44 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 45 A1 --- --- [:] 46- 49 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 51- 54 F4.2 arcsec PosErr Systematic positional error 56- 62 F7.3 pix Ixpos Object position along x-axis in I image 64- 70 F7.3 pix Iypos Object position along y-axis in I image 72- 74 I3 --- Ifield ?=999 Field number of I image 76- 79 I4 --- Istrip ?=0 Strip number of I image (in field Ifield) 81- 86 F6.3 mag Imag ?=99.0 Magnitude derived within 7" diameter 88- 93 F6.3
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