TASS Mark IV Photometric Survey of the northern sky

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Title: TASS Mark IV Photometric Survey of the northern sky
Author: Droege, Thomas; Richmond, Michael; Sallman, Michael; Creager, Robert
Abstract: The Amateur Sky Survey (TASS) is a loose confederation of amateur and professional astronomers. We describe the design and construction of our Mark IV systems, a set of wide-field telescopes with CCD cameras which take simultaneous images in the V and IC passbands. We explain our observational procedures and the pipeline which processes and reduces the images into lists of stellar positions and magnitudes. We have compiled a large database of measurements for stars in the northern celestial hemisphere with V -band magnitudes in the range 7 < V < 13. This paper describes data taken over the four-year period starting November, 2001. One of our results is a catalog of repeated measurements on the Johnson-Cousins system for over 4.3 million stars.
Description: Also archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/0610529 v1 Oct 17 2006
Record URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1850/7531
Date: 2006-12

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