Table information for 'cstl.geo'


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Resource Description: This table contains constellation data from Davenhall et al, ivo://cds.vizier/vi/49, converted to ADQL-queriable polygons. The polygons use the J2000 points, and we skip the interpolated points.

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To cite the table as such, we suggest the following BibTeX entry:

  title={Constellations as Polygons},
  author={Davenhall, A.C. and Legget, S.K.},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
abbrev Abbrev Abbreviation of the constellation name N/A;meta.main
name Name Full name of the constellation name N/A
p Polygon The coverage of the constallation N/A pos
ra RA Representative RA (actually, the mean of the vertices) deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dec Dec Representative Dec (actually, the mean of the vertices) deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main

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