Catalogues for Cartes du Ciel
Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:33 AM
Free downloads from http://astroclub.zp.ua/catalogues/
I. Astrometric Data (11)
cdchipvarper: I/239 The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues (ESA 1997) (353kb)
cdchipvaruns: I/239 The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues (ESA 1997) (489kb)
cdcgcpa: I/180 General Catalogue of Stars (GCPA; 1992) (247kb)
cdchic: I/196 Hipparcos Input Catalogue, Version 2 (Turon+ 1993) (5.32Mb)
cdcple: I/90 Positions of 502 Stars in Pleiades Region (Eichhorn+1970) (171kb)
cdchicdouble: I/196 Hipparcos Input Catalogue, Version 2 (Turon+ 1993) (1.33Mb)
bwc: I/244A OGLE General Catalog of Stars (Szymanski+ 1996) (790kb)
hipnewred: I/311 Hipparcos, the New Reduction (van Leeuwen, 2007) (5.8Mb)
do: II/68 Dearborn Catalogue of faint red stars (Lee+ 1947) (790kb)
cdrs: II/224 Catalogue of Stellar Diameters (CADARS)(Pasinetti-Fracassini+ 2001) (427kb)
spca: II/226 Stellar polarization catalogs agglomeration (Heiles, 2000) (454kb)
II. Photometric Data (7)
cdcpoc: II/217 Photoelectric observations of Cepheids in UBV(RI)c (Berdnikov, 1997) (522kb)
cdcbv31: II/208 BVRI CCD photometry in the field of M31 (Magnier+ 1992) (1.32Mb)
cdca70: II/260 Ackermann Red stars (Ackermann 1968) (182kb)
cdcsn: II/256 Sternberg Supernova Catalogue, 2004 version (Tsvetkov+, 2004) (483kb)
cdcmis: II/273 MISAO new variable stars (Yoshida+, 1999-2000) (146kb)
cdcnsv: New Suspected Variables (Kukarkin et al. 1982): file nsv.dat from cat. II/219 New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars Supplement (Kazarovets+ 1998) (574kb)
nsv020208:New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars v. 02 feb 2008 (491kb)
III. Spectroscopic Data (6)
cdccgcs3ed: III/227 General Catalog of galactic Carbon stars, 3d Ed. (Alksnis+ 2001) (449kb)
cdclwd: III/70 Luytenâ€™s White Dwarf Catalogues (Luyten, 1970-77) (306kb)
cdcphl: III/74 Faint Blue Stars near the South Galactic Pole (Haro+ 1962) (298kb)
cdcls: III/76A Luminous Stars in the Northern Milky Way (LS) (Hardorp+ 1959-1965) (364kb)
cdclss: III/43 Luminous Stars in the Southern Milky Way (Stephenson+ 1971) (298kb)
cdcwr:III/215 7th Catalog of Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars (van der Hucht, 2001)
IV. Cross-Identifications (1)
hdcrossid: IV/27 HD-DM-GC-HR-HIP-Bayer-Flamsteed Cross Index (Kostjuk, 2002) (181kb)
V. Combined data (8)
cdcmega: V/126 MEGA-H proper motion catalog (Kharchenko, 2004) (647kb)
cdcccv: V/123 Catalog of Cataclysmic Variables (Downes+ 2001-2005) (241kb)
cdcgcss: V/117 Geneva-Copenhagen Survey of Solar neighbourhood (Nordstrom+, 2004) (1.12Mb)
cdccv: V/110 Catalog of Cataclysmic Variables (Downes+ 2001) (238kb)
cdczkh: V/101 Nearest stars until 10pc (Zakhozhaj, 1979-1996) (193kb)
cdcbsc5: V/53A Catalogue of the Brightest Stars (Ochsenbein+ 1988) (666kb)
cdccabri: V/50 Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed.(Hoffleit+, 1991) (272kb)
cdcchvs: V/11 Catalogue of High Velocity Stars (206kb)
VII. Non-stellar Objects (7)
cdcrfgc: VII/219 Revised Flat Galaxy Catalogue (RFGC) (Karachentsev+, 1999) (368kb)
cdccig: VII/82A Catalogue of Isolated Galaxies (Karachentseva+ 1986) (199kb)
cdcnbg: VII/145 Nearby Galaxies Catalogue (NBG) (Tully 1988) (368kb)
cdcocl: VII/229A Optically visible open clusters and Candidates (Dias+ 2002-2005) (238kb)
cdcaco: VII/110A Rich Clusters of Galaxies (Abell+ 1989) (254kb)
dem: VII/232 Nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds (Davies+ 1976) (23kb)
Sh2: VII/20 Catalogue of HII Regions (Sharpless 1959) (15kb)
Catalogues with additional Material (6)
cdcapm: J/MNRAS/278/1025 The APM Bright Galaxy Catalogue (Loveday 1996) (560kb)
cdccsoc: J/A+A/440/403 109 new Galactic open clusters (Kharchenko+, 2005) (1.25Mb)
cdcmmj: J/AJ/106/181 CCD photometry of open cluster M67 (Montgomery+ 1993) (216kb)
cdcasas: J/other/AcA/48.35 All Sky Automated Survey variable stars (Pojmamski 1998) (175kb)
cdcrvnsvs: J/AJ/128/2965 Red variables in the NSVS (Williams+, 2004) (555kb)
cdn: J/A+A/383/631 Catalogue of dust clouds in the Galaxy (Dutra+, 2002) (248kb)
Posted 13 September 2009 - 11:36 AM
I have the following catalogs and data:
bsc5 with lots of data files
DSoutlines with 4 small data files
Milkyway with 4 data files and a readme
ngc2000 with 3 IDX files of 2-64kb in size
Realsky with 2 large (400+ kb) data files and 4 LIS files
sac with a whole bunch of smaller data files
I plan on adding Oleg Astro's cdcnbg and cdchic catalogs.
Can you recommend catalogs that might make the location on CDC of beginner and intermediate (READ: fairly bright) photographic objeces easier (perhaps better graphics or photos)? Some of the above catalogs seem kinda empty ...like the ngc2000.
Posted 13 September 2009 - 10:45 PM
Posted 14 September 2009 - 10:13 AM
Thanks for the hard work on the catalogues. Question - How do I display on the deepsky objects of one or two catalogue only in Cartes du Ciel? For example if I want to just show Messier and Herschel 400? - Are those available for download?
Posted 14 September 2009 - 01:45 PM
I was hoping to be able to see only the deep sky catalogs I needed in the application. For example, since I'm still fairly new to observing, it would have been nice to be able to use just the Messier, Best of NGC, and an 'Urban List of Deep Sky Objects' for a time. Instead, since I'm using the default catalog, my charts are just a little too crowded with objects I don't necessarily need or am able to see from my location and viewing conditions.
I'm sorry for being so picky. In my opinion this is still one of the best programs out there, freeware or otherwise.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:10 PM
send me ... a couple of old .txt, and DAT files from older Cartes du Ciel.
I can create catalogues for CdC from these files.
My e-mail: email@example.com
Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:53 PM
You can sort the SAC database by Magnitude and get the files you want. There is also a column on the far right that marks H 400 and Messier objects. Just sort by that column and you will have the items you want.
I would be careful of NGC 2000, it has some errors and the SAC data is more up to date.
Hope that helps;
Posted 14 September 2009 - 02:57 PM
However, I think it would be helpful for beginners to have: The Messier Objects, the Caldwell objects, the Herschel 400, and The Finest (best of) NGC objects
And for people in light polluted areas to have: The Urban Deep Sky list.
Those 5 catalogs mentioned above can be found in the following two links:
The links provide .zip files that include the .txt files to those few catalogs I think are very useful, if not standard.
I tried to make catalogs in the new CDC out of the above text files but it was difficult and frustrating for me. Anyway - thanks again for any assistance, this is a wonderful program and service.
Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:20 PM
do you want several independent catalogues instead of SAC?
Posted 14 September 2009 - 03:45 PM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 12:39 AM
It sounds like you have a method that works for you. That is what matters. This thread provides a user of Carte lots of options on what deep sky objects the user wants to use for the particular list they are trying to complete.
Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:11 AM
Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:20 PM
Great stuff, I am happy to see people using and enjoying the data.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:30 PM
Can I also trouble you for the other catalogs if you can? As I mentioned above I believe it would be very helpful for beginners to have separate catalogs also for Messier, Caldwell, Finest (best) NGC, and The Urban List (text files can be found in the links I provided above).
I noticed several other people had also been requesting these separate catalogs on the Yahoo group so I know Iâ€™m not the only person interested. I also know this may be a lot of work so if you canâ€™t do it, thatâ€™s no problem. In any case, I thank you again for the Herschel 400
Posted 17 September 2009 - 11:40 AM
I have created the Caldwell catalogue for CdC.
But it contains errors as they are in an original material
Posted 17 September 2009 - 12:40 PM
Does it help if you have a previous.DAT file? The following old link has some catalogs for the older version of CDC.
Maybe the Caldwell and Messier catalogs can be made for CDC v3 from these previous files?
Posted 17 September 2009 - 02:19 PM
Posted 18 September 2009 - 10:39 AM
Project Pluto is circulating the DVDs for ACAC2 and they are on the list to recieve a copy of ACAC3 so you might be able to get a copy form Project Pluto. Here is the link to the Project Pluto site with all the details: ACAC3
Thank you for all your hard work Oleg and for making these cataloges avalible to CDC users.
Posted 18 September 2009 - 11:17 AM
I want to create the CdC version of the UCAC3