Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue 14

Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue 14 was released on 31 December 2005. This is an astrometric and photometric catalogue of 95.9 million stars in the red (SDSS r') magnitude range 9 to 17. This catalogue is the next release of the CMT CCD survey and covers the declination range -30° to +50°.

CMC14 external accuracies

  Astrometric - milliarcseconds
  Photometric - millimagnitudes
r' ΔRA
<13 34 33 25
14 38 34 35
15 52 41 70
16 88 63 170

The data can be accessed in the following directory (cmc14/carlsberg). It is also available on a DVD which can be obtained from:

José Luis Muiños Haro
Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada
Plaza de las Marinas, s/n
E-11110, San Fernando. SPAIN

The documentation for CMC14 is also available.

The data is now available via VizieR (Catalogue I/304) at CDS. It is also available via the Virtual Observatory at AstroGrid.

Bill Gray at Project Pluto has written some code for use of CMC14.

Papers related to CMC14

Sørensen, A.N., Nørregaard, P., Evans, D.W.,
``Using KAF-4201 CCDs for astronomy''.
in ``Optical Detectors for Astronomy II'', eds. P. Amico & J.W. Beletic. Kluwer Academic Publishers, p351 (2000). An early gzipped PS version

Evans, D.W.,
``Calibrating the astrometric fluctuations in the CMT CCD Drift-Scan Survey''.
in ``The New Era of Wide Field Astronomy'', eds. Roger Clowes, Andrew Adamson & Gordon Bromage. ASP Conf. Ser. Vol. 232. Astron. Soc. Pac., San Francisco, p329 (2001). Gzipped PS version

Evans, D.W.,
``The Carlsberg Meridian Telescope: an astrometric robotic telescope''.
AN, 322, 347-351 (2001). PDF version

Evans, D.W., Irwin, M.J., Helmer, L.,
``The Carlsberg Meridian Telescope CCD drift scan survey''.
A&A, 395, 347-356 (2002). astro-ph entry.

Dafydd Wyn Evans / IoA / dwe @
Last update 1 March 2007