18 Works

The HSOY Catalog

M. Demleitner, S. Röser & S. Proft
HSOY is a catalog of 583'001'653 objects with precise astrometry based on PPMXL and Gaia DR1. Typical formal errors at mean epoch in proper motion are below 1 mas/yr for objects brighter than 10 mag, and about 5 mas/yr at the faint end (about 20 mag). South of -30 degrees, astrometry is significantly worse. HSOY also contains, where available, USNO-B, Gaia, and 2MASS photometry. HSOY's positions and proper motions are given for epoch J2000. The...

A Gaia DR2 mock stellar catalog

J. Rybizki, M. Demleitner, M. Fouesneau, C. Bailer-Jones, H.-W. Rix & R. Andrae
This catalogue is a simulation of the Gaia DR2 stellar content using Galaxia (a tool to sample stars from a Besancon-like Milky Way model), 3d dust extinction maps and the latest PARSEC Isochrones. It is mimicking the Gaia DR2 data model and an apparent magnitude limit of g=20,7. Extinctions and photometry in different bands have also been included in a supplementary table as well as uncertainty estimates using a scaled nominal error model.

Scans of the Palomar-Leiden Trojan Survey Plates

I. Van Houten-Groeneveld, C.J. Van Houten, M. Wisse-Schouten, C. Bardwell & T. Gehrels
This service publishes plate scans of the Palomar-Leiden Troian surveys conducted between 1960 and 1977. The surveys led to the discovery of more than 2,000 asteroids (1,800 with orbital information), with another 2,400 asteroids, including 19 Trojans, found after further analysis of the plates. Note that because of the large size of the plates, in this service each original plate is contained in two parts, marked with "_1" and "_2", respectively. The central parts of...

Magellanic Clouds Extinction Values

R. Haschke, E.K. Grebel & S. Duffau
A catalogue of E(V-I) extinction values is presented for 3174 (LMC) and 693 (SMC) fields within the Magellanic Clouds. The extinction values were computed by determining the (V-I) colour difference of the red clump from Optical Gravitational Microlensing Experiment (OGLE III) observations in the V and I bands and theoretical values for unreddend red clump colours.

Flash/Heros SSAP

B. Wolf, A. Kaufer, H. Mandel & O. Stahl
Spectra from the Flash and Heros Echelle spectrographs developed at Landessternwarte Heidelberg and mounted at La Silla and various other observatories. The data mostly contains spectra of OB stars. Heros was the name of the instrument after Flash got a second channel in 1995.


M. Verga
OpenNGC is a database containing positions and main data of NGC (New General Catalogue) and IC (Index Catalogue) objects. It has been built by merging data from NED, HyperLEDA, SIMBAD, and several databases available at HEASARC. In this VO publication, we have changed most of the column names, mostly to make them work as ADQL column names without resorting to delimited identifiers. The mapping should be obvious.


Mikhail Minin
CRISM data from Planet Server 2: http://access.planetserver.eu/

Outlier Analysis in Low-Resolution Spectra: DFBS and Beyond

M. Demleitner, A. Mickaelian, A. Knyazyan, D. Baghdasaryan & G. Mikayelyan
Low-resolution spectra like those resulting from objective prism observations or the RP/BP instrument on board of the Gaia astrometry satellite enable a wealth of interesting science. This use case investigates one use leading up to combining many VO resources: The identification of misclassified objects from reference databases.

TOSS -- Tübingen Oscillator Strengths Service

T. Rauch, P. Quinet, D. Hoyer, K. Werner, M. Demleitner & J. W. Kruk
This service provides oscillator strengths and transition probabilities. Mainly based on experimental energy levels, these were calculated with the pseudo-relativistic Hartree-Fock method including core-polarization corrections.

Adding catalog data to object lists using the VO

M. Demleitner
This brief tutorial shows you how to quickly add proper motions and photometry from Gaia to (almost) any object list using the Virtual Observatory. The VO protocol most suited to this kind of this is TAP ("table access protocol") and lets you transfer data and queries to database servers. In the example, we will be using TOPCAT as a client. There is no lock-in to it: There are libraries and other tools allowing an integration...

HDAP -- Heidelberg Digitized Astronomical Plates

H. Mandel, K. Birkle, M. Demleitner & Landessternwarte Heidelberg
Scans of plates kept at Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl. They were obtained at location, at the German-Spanish Astronomical Center (Calar Alto Observatory), Spain, and at La Silla, Chile. The plates cover a time span between 1880 and 1999. Specifically, HDAP is essentially complete for the plates taken with the Bruce telescope, the Walz reflector, and Wolf's Doppelastrograph at both the original location in Heidelberg and its later home on Königstuhl.

2007-2012 ANTARES search for cosmic neutrino point sources

S. Adrián-Martínez, I. Al Samarai, A. Albert, M. André, M. Anghinolfi, G. Anton, S. Anvar, M. Ardid, T. Astraatmadja, J.-J. Aubert, B. Baret, S. Basa, V. Bertin, S. Biagi, C. Bigongiari, C. Bogazzi, M. Bou-Cabo, B. Bouhou, M. C. Bouwhuis, J. Brunner, J. Busto, A. Capone, C. Cârloganu, J. Carr, S. Cecchini … & J. Zúñiga
A time integrated search for point sources of cosmic neutrinos was performed using the data collected from January 2007 to November 2012 by the ANTARES neutrino telescope. This dataset includes a total of 5921 events obtained during the effective livetime of 1338 days.

Plate Scans in the VO

M. Demleitner
This tutorial introduces a few techniques for working with image services in the Virtual Observatory (VO) in general, using services containing plate scans as examples. It will discuss both exploratory, interactive use, and scripting using pyVO.

Corrections between USNO-B and PPMXL

S. Röser, M. Demleitner, E. Schilbach & J. J. Vickers
Differences between USNO-B and PPMXL in positions and proper motions, on an all-sky one-degree grid. At each gridpoint we give the differences X(PPMXL)- X(USNO-B1.0) averaged over all stars in a sqrt(2)/2-degrees environment around the gridpoint given. The corrections given here should bring USNO-B based astrometry to the ICRS.

The PPMXL Catalog

S. Röser, M. Demleitner, E. Schilbach & J. J. Vickers
PPMXL is a catalog of positions, proper motions, 2MASS- and optical photometry of 900 million stars and galaxies, aiming to be complete down to about V=20 full-sky. It is the result of a re-reduction of USNO-B1 together with 2MASS to the ICRS as represented by PPMX. This service additionally provides improved proper motions computed according to Vickers et al, 2016 (:bibcode:`2016AJ....151...99V`).

ARI Catalog of Catalogs

Wielen, R.; Erbach, M.; Schwan, H.; Demleitner, M.; Et Al.
ARI katkat is a catalog of star catalogues in the spirit of G. Teleki's catalog of star catalogs (`1989BOBeo.140..131T`_ and references in there). It contains 2573 catalogs suitable for astrometric usage, starting with Flamsteed (1835) and ending in the 1970ies. For almost all of them, there is a column description file (as PDF, and unfortunately sometimes in German) and the digitized content. .. _1989BOBeo.140..131T: http://ads.g-vo.org/abs/1989BOBeo.140..131T

Explore the Pleiades with TOPCAT and Aladin

M. Demleitner & H. Heinl
As stars in open star clusters are formed from the same matter at the same time and have only a small velocity dispersion, it is relatively easy to identify them from the background stars. In this tutorial, we will identify the members of the Pleiades kinematically and get an idea of our success by examining a color-magnitude diagram using TOPCAT, Aladin, and a few VO services.

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