Table information for 'usnob.platecorrs'


Table Description: Plate corrections to USNO-B 1.0 based on a crossmatch with PPMX

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Resource Description: The USNO-B catalog is an all-sky catalog of about 1e9 objects including their proper motions, based on scans of several sky surveys conducted between 1950 and the late 1990ies.

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  title={{ICRS} Corrections by {USNO}-B1 Plate},
  author={{GAVO} Data Center},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}

Table Documentation

For each plate and each survey, this table gives the mean offsets between the positions of the stars common to PPMX and USNO-B 1.0 with USNO-B magnitudes between 12.5 and 13.5. To find these, the PPMX positions were brought to the epoch of the USNO-B plate using the PPMX proper motions. Note that the infrared surveys have not been processed since we could not figure out how to map the plate data to the survey numbers given in USNO-B 1.0.


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
da d(alpha) Mean offset in alpha deg arith.diff;pos.eq.ra
dd d(delta) Mean offset in delta deg arith.diff;pos.eq.dec
field Field# Field number in survey N/A obs.field
nTotal N Number of objects in estimate N/A meta.number
survey Survey ID Survey identifier, see long docs N/A

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