Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 38–47 | Cite as

Catalog of positions and B-magnitudes of stars in the circumpolar region of the Northern Sky Survey (FON) project

  • V. M. Andruk
  • V. V. Golovnia
  • G. A. Ivanov
  • E. M. Yizhakevich
  • L. K. Pakuliak
  • Yu. I. Protsyuk
  • S. V. Shatokhina
Positional and Theoretical Astronomy


The catalog of equatorial coordinates α and δ and B-magnitudes of stars has been created at the Main Astronomical Observatory, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (MAO NASU), for the circumpolar region (from 58° to 90°) of the Northern Sky Survey (FON) project within the work on the rational use of resources accumulated in the JDA (Joint Digital Archive) of the Ukrainian Virtual Observatory (UkrVO). The total number of processed plates is 477. The plates were digitized with the using Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL TMA and Epson Expression 10000XL scanners (scanning mode was 1200 dpi, the linear size of plates was 30 × 30 cm or 13000 × 13000 px). The catalog includes 1 975 967 stars and galaxies with B of up to 16.5 m as of the epoch of 1985.28. The coordinates of stars and galaxies were obtained in the Tycho-2 reference system and B-magnitudes were obtained in the system of photoelectric standards. The internal errors of the catalog for all the objects are σαδ = 0.23′′ and σ B = 0.12 m , and those for stars of the B range from 8 m –14 m , 0.11′′ and 0.06 m , respectively. The convergence between the calculated and reference positions is σαδ = 0.06′′ (for 171124 stars from Tycho-2), and that between the photoelectric stellar B-magnitudes is σ B = 0.15m (for 5130 stars). The external error from the comparison with UCAC-4 are σαδ = 0.33′′ (1928367 stars and galaxies have been cross identified).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Andruk
    • 1
  • V. V. Golovnia
    • 1
  • G. A. Ivanov
    • 1
  • E. M. Yizhakevich
    • 1
  • L. K. Pakuliak
    • 1
  • Yu. I. Protsyuk
    • 2
  • S. V. Shatokhina
    • 1
  1. 1.Main Astronomical ObservatoryNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Nikolaev Astronomical ObservatoryNikolaevUkraine

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