The Henry Draper Extension Charts: A catalogue of accurate positions, proper motions, magnitudes and spectral types of 86933 stars
The Henry Draper Extension Charts (HDEC), published in the form of finding charts, provide spectral classification for some 87000 stars mostly between 10th and 11th magnitude. This data, being highly valuable, as yet was practically unusable for modern computer-based astronomy. An earlier pilot project (Roeser et al. 1991) demonstrated a possibility to convert this into a star catalogue, using measurements of cartesian coordinates of stars on the charts and positions of the Astrographic Catalogue (AC) for subsequent identification. We present here a final HDEC catalogue comprising accurate positions, proper motions, magnitudes and spectral classes for 86933 stars of the Henry Draper Extension Charts.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series
- Pub Date:
- April 1995