Table information for 'ucac3.main'


Table Description: The UCAC3 all-sky CCD astrograph catalogue, minus the fields from 2MASS and SuperCosmos and matching/object flags. We will add the matching/object flags as soon as someone wants them. Let us know.

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Resource Description: The Third US Naval Observatory CCD Astrograph catalogue (UCAC3) is an all-sky catalgoue containing just over 100 million objects covering about R = 8-16 mag. This table contains the original data content of UCAC3 but leaves out the data objetained by crossmatching to other catalogs.

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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
raj2000 RA Right ascension at epoch (ICRS) [Note 1] deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dej2000 Dec Declination at epoch (ICRS) [Note 1] deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
mmag Mag. Fit UCAC fit model magnitude [Note 2] mag phot.mag;em.opt
maper Mag. Aper. UCAC aperture magnitude [Note 2] mag phot.mag;em.opt
sigmag Mag. Err. UCAC error on magnitude (larger of obs. scatter and model error) [Note 3] mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.opt
objt Ob. Type Object type [Note 4] N/A src.class
dsf Double? Double star flag [Note 5] N/A meta.code
sigra Err. RA s.e. at central epoch in RA (*cos Dec) deg stat.error;pos.eq.ra
sigdc Err. Dec s.e. at central epoch in Dec deg stat.error;pos.eq.dec
na1 #Images Av. Total number of CCD images of this star N/A meta.number
nu1 #Images Used Number of CCD images used for this star [Note 6] N/A meta.number;
us1 #Cats PM Number of catalogs/epochs used for proper motions N/A meta.number
cn1 #Cats init Number of catalogs/epochs in initial match N/A meta.number
cepra Ep. RA Central epoch for mean RA N/A time.epoch
cepdc Ep. Dec Central epoch for mean Declination N/A time.epoch
pmra PM(RA) Proper motion in RA, cos(Dec) applied deg/yr;pos.eq.ra
pmde PM(Dec) Proper motion in Declination deg/yr;pos.eq.dec
sigpmra Err. PM(RA) Error in proper motion in RA, cos(Dec) applied deg/yr stat.error;;pos.eq.ra
sigpmde Err. PM(Dec) Error in proper motion in Declination deg/yr stat.error;;pos.eq.dec

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