Table information for 'katkat.katkat'


Table Description: The "catalog of catalogs" lists catalogs containing stellar positions for the last centuries. It also lets you access digitized table data.

This table is available for ADQL queries and through the TAP endpoint.

Resource Description:

ARI katkat is a catalog of star catalogues in the spirit of G. Teleki's catalog of star catalogs (1989BOBeo.140..131T and references in there). It contains 2573 catalogs suitable for astrometric usage, starting with Flamsteed (1835) and ending in the 1970ies. For almost all of them, there is a column description file (as PDF, and unfortunately sometimes in German) and the digitized content.

For a list of all services and tables belonging to this table's resource, see Information on resource 'ARI Catalog of Catalogs'

Citing this table

This table has an associated publication. If you use data from it, it may be appropriate to reference 1989AGAb....2...33W (ADS BibTeX entry for the publication) either in addition to or instead of the service reference.

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

  title={{ARI} Catalog of Catalogs},
  author={Wielen, R. and Erbach, M. and Schwan, H. and Demleitner, M. and et al.},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center},
  doi = {10.21938/8ndTne3ode_RC4dOw3oAsQ}

Resource Documentation

The digitized content was partially used as an input to the ARIGFH project; for those catalogs processed in this context, the objects contained are given in one of the tables arigfh.identified or arigfh.unidentified.

See also the ARIGFH resource info.

For the benefit for search engines (that will hopefully pick up the bibliographic information), here's a paged copy of katkat:


Sorted by DB column index. [Sort alphabetically]

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
fileid File id ARI-internal file identifier [Note i] N/A;meta.main
kkid ARIGFH id ARIGFH identifier of the table [Note i] N/A
teleki Teleki Teleki number of the catalog [Note i] N/A
hdwl HDWL HDWL number of the catalog [Note i] N/A
nrows Rows Number of rows (i.e., lines) in the catalog N/A meta.number
nid Id Number of objects that could be matched with the ARIGFH master N/A meta.number
source Source Bibliographical information for the catalog. N/A meta.ref
remarks Remarks Remarks, e.g., on the identification process or where to find media (typically not interesting outside ARI). N/A meta.note
minEpoch Ep. min Earliest epoch of observation (approximate) yr time.epoch;stat.min
maxEpoch Ep. max Latest epoch of observation (approximate) yr time.epoch;stat.max
katdata Data Relative path to the data file (see table description to obtain the data if this is not a complete URL N/A N/A
katfields Fields URL of a PDF containing the field description (see table description to obtain the data if this is not a complete URL N/A N/A
liesf Parser Painful FORTRAN used to parse the raw text [Note l] N/A N/A

Columns that are parts of indices are marked like this.


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