An improved proper-motion catalog combining USNO-B and the sloan digital sky survey

Jeffrey A. Munn, David G. Monet, Stephen E. Levine, Blaise Canzian, Jeffrey R. Pier, Hugh C. Harris, Robert H. Lupton, Željko Ivezić, Robert B. Hindsley, G. S. Hennessy, Donald P. Schneider, J. Brinkmann

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Abstract

An improved proper-motion catalog is presented, combining the USNO-B and Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) catalogs in the area of sky covered by SDSS Data Release 1 (DR1; 2099 deg 2). USNO-B positions are recalibrated using SDSS galaxies, and proper motions are recomputed including both the USNO-B and SDSS positions. Statistical errors in the USNO-B proper motions are decreased by roughly 20%-30%, systematic errors are greatly reduced, and the proper motions are placed on an absolute reference frame. Requiring a match to an SDSS object removes the large number of false high proper motion objects in USNO-B. The resultant catalog is 90% complete to g < 19.7, with statistical errors in the component proper motions of roughly 3-3.5 mas yr -1, substantially smaller systematic errors, and a contamination rate of less than 0.5%. A number of studies are currently underway using proper motions from this catalog. The catalog is available via ftp.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3034-3042
Number of pages9
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume127
Issue number5 1781
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2004

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Munn, J. A., Monet, D. G., Levine, S. E., Canzian, B., Pier, J. R., Harris, H. C., ... Brinkmann, J. (2004). An improved proper-motion catalog combining USNO-B and the sloan digital sky survey. Astronomical Journal, 127(5 1781), 3034-3042. https://doi.org/10.1086/383292
Munn, Jeffrey A. ; Monet, David G. ; Levine, Stephen E. ; Canzian, Blaise ; Pier, Jeffrey R. ; Harris, Hugh C. ; Lupton, Robert H. ; Ivezić, Željko ; Hindsley, Robert B. ; Hennessy, G. S. ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Brinkmann, J. / An improved proper-motion catalog combining USNO-B and the sloan digital sky survey. In: Astronomical Journal. 2004 ; Vol. 127, No. 5 1781. pp. 3034-3042.
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Munn, JA, Monet, DG, Levine, SE, Canzian, B, Pier, JR, Harris, HC, Lupton, RH, Ivezić, Ž, Hindsley, RB, Hennessy, GS, Schneider, DP & Brinkmann, J 2004, 'An improved proper-motion catalog combining USNO-B and the sloan digital sky survey', Astronomical Journal, vol. 127, no. 5 1781, pp. 3034-3042. https://doi.org/10.1086/383292

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Munn JA, Monet DG, Levine SE, Canzian B, Pier JR, Harris HC et al. An improved proper-motion catalog combining USNO-B and the sloan digital sky survey. Astronomical Journal. 2004 May 1;127(5 1781):3034-3042. https://doi.org/10.1086/383292