PPM Catalog Browser

Positions and Proper Motions

Enter a latitude and longitude to get a listing of PPM stars within +/-5 arcmins of transit at that location


Enter longitude: Enter longitude; West as -xxx.xx
e.g. -79.416 Toronto
Enter latitude Enter latitude; South as -yy.yy
(e.g. 44.66 Toronto)

The following is the header from the download for Positions and Proper Motions Catalog, heasarc_ppm.tdat.gz

see ASCII CATALOGS at http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/archive.html

# # TABLE: heasarc_ppm # LOCATION: dbms1.gsfc.nasa.gov # TOTAL ROWS: 468861 # # CREATION DATE: 2003-05-05 21:58:12 # LAST MODIFIED: 2006-12-18 19:54:01 # EXGEST DATE: 2006-12-18 21:34:04 # table_name = heasarc_ppm table_description = "Positions and Proper Motions Catalog" table_document_url = http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/W3Browse/star-catalog/ppm.html table_security = public # # Table Parameters # field[name] = char14 [meta.id;meta.main] (index) // Serial Number of Star in PPM field[dm_number] = char12 [meta.id.cross] // Designation in DM Catalog field[vmag] = float4:5.1f [phot.mag;em.opt.V] (index) // Photographic Magnitude field[spect_type] = char2 [src.spType] (index) // Spectral Type field[ra] = float8:.6f_degree [pos.eq.ra;meta.main] (key) // Right Ascension field[dec] = float8:.6f_degree [pos.eq.dec;meta.main] (key) // Declination field[lii] = float8_degree [pos.galactic.lon] // Galactic Longitude field[bii] = float8_degree [pos.galactic.lat] // Galactic Latitude field[ra_cat] = char12 [pos.eq.ra] // Original Catalog J2000 RA field[dec_cat] = char12 [pos.eq.dec] // Original Catalog J2000 Dec field[ra_prop] = float8:6.4f_arcsec/yr [pos.pm;pos.eq.ra] // Proper Motion in RA (sec/yr) field[dec_prop] = float8:8.4f_arcsec/yr [pos.pm;pos.eq.dec] // Proper Motion in Dec ("/yr) field[n_pub] = int2 [meta.number;pos] // Number of Individual Positions field[ra_mean_err] = float4_arcsec [stat.error;pos.eq.ra] // Mean Error in RA in arcsec field[dec_mean_err] = float4_arcsec [stat.error;pos.eq.dec] // Mean error in Dec in arcsec field[pm_ra_mean_err] = float4_mas/yr [stat.error;pos.pm;pos.eq.ra] // Mean error in RA PM (mas/yr) field[pm_dec_mean_err] = float4_mas/yr [stat.error;pos.pm;pos.eq.dec] // Mean error in Dec PM (mas/yr) field[epa] = float8 [time.epoch;stat.mean;pos.eq.ra] // Weighted Mean RA Epoch (Y-1900) field[epd] = float8 [time.epoch;stat.mean;pos.eq.dec] // Weighted Mean Declination Epoch (Y-1900) field[sao] = char6 [meta.id.cross] // SAO Catalog Designation field[hd] = char6 [meta.id.cross] // Henry Draper Catalog Designation field[agk3] = char10 [meta.id.cross] // AGK3 Catalog Designation field[cpd] = char10 [meta.id.cross] // Cape Photograph DM Designation field[notes] = char6 [meta.note] // Notes field[class] = int2 [src.class] (index) // Browse Object Classification # parameter_defaults = name ra dec ra_prop dec_prop vmag spect_type # # Virtual Parameters # catalog_bibcode = 1988A&AS...74..449R declination = @dec default_search_radius = 1 equinox = 2000 frequency_regime = Optical observatory_name = STAR CATALOG right_ascension = @ra row_type = Star table_author = Roeser, Bastian table_priority = 4 table_type = Object target_name = @name unique_key = name # # Relationship Definitions # relate[class] = heasarc_class(class_id) # # Data Format Specification # line[1] = name dm_number vmag spect_type ra dec lii bii ra_cat dec_cat ra_prop dec_prop n_pub ra_mean_err dec_mean_err pm_ra_mean_err pm_dec_mean_err epa epd sao hd agk3 cpd notes class #