Table name: hic Records: 118209 Spectral Band: visible Kind of Object: stars Mode: PreView: no Coordinates: J2000
This has resulted in an unprecedented catalogue of stellar data including up-to-date information on positions, proper motions, magnitudes and colours, and (whenever available) spectral types, radial velocities, multiplicity and variability information. The catalogue is complete to well-defined magni-tude limits, and includes a substantial sampling of the most important stellar categories present in the solar neighbourhood beyond these limits. As explained below, the magnitude limits vary from 7.3 to 9 mag as a function of galactic latitude and spectral type, and there are no stars fainter than about V = 13 mag.
There are 3 screens for the Hipparcos Input Catalogue. :
Screen Name Meaning 1,2,3 hic_no Hipparcos Input Catalogue (HIC) running number cpt Component(s) considered 1 sattarg Satellite target in case of joint entry: component, photocentre (j), or geometric centre (g) 1,2,3 ra Right ascension (hours, minutes, seconds; equinox J2000.0) 1,2,3 dec Declination (degrees, arcmin, arcsec; equinox J2000.0) 1 ep Epoch for the position (years) 1 e_ra Mean error of the right ascension, 15cos(del) m.e. in (alp) (arcsec) e_dec Mean error of the declination (arcsec) 1 r_pos Source of position (see Table B1) 1 pma Proper motion in RA, 15(mu )(alp)cos(del) (arcsec per year,equinox J2000.0) 1 pmd Proper motion in dec, (mu )(del) (arcsec per year, equinox J2000.0) 1 e_pma Error of the proper motion in RA (arcsec per year) 1 e_pmd Error of the proper motion in dec (arcsec per year) 1 r_pm Source of proper motion (see Table B1) 1 Hmag Hp, magnitude in the Hipparcos photometric system 1 var_code 1st char: Variability code (range 1-5; see TableV1) 2nd char: C = photoelectric standard star with confirmed long-term stability S = secondary photoelectric standard star 1 Vmag V magnitude 1 e_Vmag Error of V magnitude 1 B-V B - V 1 e_B-V Error of B - V 1 r_phot Source of photometry (see Table B2) 1 sp Spectral type and luminosity class 1 r_sp Source of the spectral type data (see Table B3) 1 plx Parallax (milli-arcsec) 1 e_plx Probable error of parallax (milli-arcsec) 1 n_plx Type of parallax: T for trigonometric, D for dynamical 1 rv Radial velocity (km/s) 1 q_rv Quality of radial velocity (range a-e) 1 r_rv Source of radial velocity (see Table B4) 3 Name Variable star name (GCVS or NSV) 3 Type Type of variability (see Table V2) 3 Period Period of variation (days) 3 Vmax V magnitude at maximum luminosity 3 Vmin V magnitude at minimum luminosity 3 e_mag Coded error of the V magnitudes in Vmax and Vmin 3 n_mag Code specifying the magnitudes and colour given in Hmag, Vmag and B-V (range 1-5; see Table V4) 2 CCDM CCDM number 2 comp Components considered 2 theta Position angle (degrees) between the components considered;`N', `S', `F', `P', `NP', `SP', `NF', `SF' may also be used 2 rho Separation (arcsec) between the components considered 2 dmag Magnitude difference between the components considered 2 type `|O' for system with known orbit; `A' or `*' for astrometric binary 2 BD BD number. Last char: suffix to BD 2 CaD CD number 2 CpD CPD number 1,2,3 HD HD/HDE_numbe 2 FK FK5/FK5 Ext/FK4 Sup or IRS (AGK3R/SRS) (see Table|I1) 2 agk3 AGK3/CPC number (see Table I2) 2 sao SAO number 2 id1 First of two selected identifiers 2 id2 Second of two selected identifiers Identifiers in fields id1-id2 are selected from: GL, GJ, G, LHS, LTT, LP, L, BPM, CF, McC (see Table I3) 2 id3 Identifier for stars in: - galactic open clusters (see Table B5) - LMC/SMC (see Table I4) - C*, IRC, PK, WD (see Table I5) 1 survey 1st char: S = survey star C = identification chart provided within the faint star Atlas (Annex 2 of printed version) T = S + C 2nd_char: N = Note to entry provided