AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 8. Catalogs and Databases
Poster, Monday, January 6, 2003, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall AB

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[8.02] The USNO-B1.0 Catalog

D. G. Monet (USNO Flagstaff), USNO-B Team

USNO-B is an all-sky catalog that presents positions, proper motions, magnitudes in various optical passbands, and star/galaxy estimators for 1,042,618,261 objects derived from 3,643,201,733 separate observations. The data were obtained from scans of 7,435 Schmidt plates taken for the various sky surveys during the last 50 years. USNO-B1.0 is believed to provide all-sky coverage, compleness down to V = 21, 0.2 arcsecond astrometric accuracy at J2000, 0.3 magnitude photometric accuracy in up to five colors, and 85% accuracy for distinguishing stars from non-stellar objects. A brief discussion of various issues is given here, but the actual data are available from http://www.nofs.navy.mil and other sites.

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