StarCat - IRTF's Star Catalog


User's Guide 

   starcat_userguide.pdf (PDF) OR starcat_userguide.odt (.odt - openoffice document)


Catalog Summary

IRTF star catalogs are listed below. From the orginial source, we have reduced the
number of stars to those within -59 to +70  Dec (The IRTF Field of View).

Name     Description                                             NumObjects
bsc5     Bright Star Catalog, 5th Ed. (Preliminary Version) (1995)     8,102

fk5      Fifth Fundamental Catalogue (FK5) Part I (1997)               3,941

sao      SAO Star Catalog J2000 (1995)                               235,500

irtf     Bright Infrared Standard Stars                                   96
         http://irtfweb.ifa.hawaii.edu/IRrefdata/Catalogs/bright_standards

hd       Henry Draper Catalog                                        286,780

hd.sao   SAO Henry Draper Subset                                     171,403
         subset of the SAO catalog (SOA stars w/ HD numbers).

ukirt    UKIRT Faint Standards, Revised Ed.                              112
         (from ukirt web site)

gsc      Guide Star Catalog v1.1 (1999)                           21,709,092

2mass    2MASS All-Sky Data Release (2003 release)                 5,581,279
         (IRTF uses a subset, Kmag 7-10)

nomad    The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) NOMAD catalog.        1.1 billion
         NOMAD = Naval Observatory Merged Astrometric Dataset

This catalogs_info page has more details, including 
star distribution and magnitude graphs.

Programmer's Notes 

Notes on building the catalog and the raw catalog data is located at 
/hilo_shared/starcatalogs3_raw/ 

Source code at /home/tcs3/src/tcs3/clients/...
maintained by denault
Last modified May 29, 2015