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DATACENTRES, DATABASES & CATALOGUES
Main actors in astronomy research in the country  There are 7 Research Institutes in the structure of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NAS of Ukraine), 2 Research Institutes in the structure of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport of Ukraine (MESYS of Ukraine); 15 astronomical observatories and Departments in the structure of the Universities of the MESYS of Ukraine; 1 Private Astronomical Observatory play a main role in the development and teaching Astronomy in Ukraine.
 
The XPM Catalog  Absolute proper motions of 280 million stars distributed all over the sky without gaps in the magnitude range 10m < V <20m on the basis of combined data from 2MASS and USNO-A2.0 catalogues.
 
MAO NASU Plate Archive   Digital archive of MAO NAS of Ukraine (GPA) comprises data of about 26 thousands of direct photographic plates, obtained with 14 instruments in 9 observational sites, and more than 2000 digital images of different resolution available via GPA search pages.
 
Mykolaiv AO Plate Archive   Digital archive of Mykolaiv Aastronomical Observatory (MykAO) includes astronomical data obtained during observations with photo plates and CCD frames. The digitization of the archive is near its completion. Digitized images are available via a web browser and Aladin.
 
AO LNU Plate Archive   Astronomical Observatory of Lviv National University (AO LNU) is the owner of valuable archive that stores approximately 8 000 of photographic plates from 1939, including nearly 6 000 direct images of the northern sky. The archive is partly digitized and images are available via the joint search pages of AO LNU and MAO NASU.
 
IRA UTR-2 catalogue of RS   The very-low frequency sky survey of discrete sources has been obtained in the Institute of Radio Astronomy of the Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (Kharkov, Ukraine) with the UTR-2 radio telescope at a number of the lowest frequencies used in contemporary radio astronomy within the range from 10 to 25 MHz.
 
Mykolaiv AO stellar catalogues   27 astrometric stellar catalogues of Mykolaiv Aastronomical Observatory (MykAO) in VOTable format are available for downloading
 
AO KNU Historic Plate Archive   AO KNU glass collection contains about 20 thousand photographic plates. Historical part of the archive was received during 1898-1946 and now is being digitized.
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ASTRO INFO NET
GRID-based Virtual Observatory VIRGO.UA 
VO VIRGO.UA for cosmology and astrophysics is a segment of VO «Infrastructure»- a virtual organization, which deals with ensuring the provision of standards for Grid Services for virtual organizations, to ensure reliability functioning of the Ukrainian power grid, Grid training for users and administrators of the Grid sites, as well as the creation of technical conditions UNG for entry into the international grid community...
 
WDC-Ukraine 
WDC-Ukraine is a part of World Data Center System of the International Council of Science (ICSU). Among the basic tasks of WDC-Ukraine there is collection, handling and storage of science data and giving access to it for usage both in science research and study process. That include contemporary tutoring technologies and resources of e-libraries and archives; remote access to own information resources for the wide circle of scientists from the universities and science institutions of Ukraine...
 
Astronomical Net of Ukraine 
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US VAO Data Discovery Portal 
Find datasets from thousands of astronomical collections known to the VO and over wide areas of the sky. This includes important collections from archives around the world. Feedback on your experience with the tool is appreciated -- please send your comments, suggestions, and questions to the VAO Help Desk.
 
US VAO Cross-Comparison Tool 
Perform fast positional cross-matches between an input table of up to 1 million sources and common astronomical source catalogs, such as 2MASS, SDSS DR7 and USNO-B. Feedback on your experience with the tool is appreciated -- please send your comments, suggestions, and questions to the VAO Help Desk.
 
VOPlot v1.8 Beta 
VOPlot v1.8Beta includes many enhancements and bug fixes. To name a few v1.8Beta supports multi-grid plots for 2D Scatter-Plot which allows the user to have multiple plots having grid size from 1x1 to 3x3 in a single window. Paginated view is added to see data in tabular format which allows user to navigate systematically. Provision to label Lat/Long lines is also added. Users can now plot a cumulative histogram for all histogram types. VOPlot 1.8Beta shows the metadata of a FITS file instantaneously while the actual loading happens in background. VOPlot v1.8Beta also provides better handling of "faulty data" while parsing an ASCII file.
 
 THE FON ASTROGRAPHIC CATALOGUE (FONAC V3.0) 

The catalog of star positions and B-magnitudes of Northern Sky Survey project has been created under the motto of the rational use of resources accumulated in UkrVO JDA (Joint Digital Archive) in MAO NASU. The total amount of processed plates is 2260. Digitizing of astronegatives has been carried out with the help of Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL TMA and Epson Expression 10000XL scanners, with the scanning mode - 1200 dpi, the linear size of the plates - 30x30 cm or 13,000 x 13,000 px. The catalog contains 19,451,751 stars and galaxies with B ≤ 16.5m for the epoch of 1988.1.

Coordinates of stars and galaxies were obtained in the Tycho-2 reference system, and B-values in the system of photoelectric standards. The internal accuracy of the catalog for all the objects is σRA,DEC = ± 230 mas and σB = ± 0.14m (for stars in the range of B = 7m -14m errors are σRA,DEC = ± 100 mas and σB = ± 0.07m).

Convergence between the calculated and reference positions is σRA,DEC = ± 60 mas, and the convergence with photoelectric stellar B-magnitudes is σBB = ± 0.15m.

External accuracy from the comparison with UCAC-4 is σRA,DEC = ± 300 mas( 18 742 932 or 96.36% stars and galaxies were cross identified).

The catalogue FONAC is available on the MAO NASU home page (ftp://ftp.mao.kiev.ua/pub/astro/fon-3.0/).


Your request to FONAC and its enhacements:
Catalogue:
Right Ascension, Declination, deg:
Examples for both fields: 12.34567; 02 03 05.5
h g
Size of search region, RA,DEC,deg:
rectangular area; if only one value - square area;
default and maximum value - 10 degrees
Down to MAGnitude:
Output file format: Text VOTable
Build star map:

 

 FONAK V3.0 CPR byte to byte description (click to wrap out) 
 FONAC enhancement (MAO NASU) down to 16m: northern circumpolar region (FONAK V3.0 CPR). 

For the circumpolar region (from 58 to 90 degrees) of Northern Sky Survey project the catalog of star positions and B-magnitudes has been created under the motto of the rational use of resources accumulated in UkrVO JDA (Joint Digital Archive) in MAO NASU. The total amount of processed plates is 477. Digitizing of astronegatives has been carried out with the help of Microtek ScanMaker 9800XL TMA and Epson Expression 10000XL scanners, with the scanning mode — 1200 dpi, the linear size of the plates — 30x30 cm or 13000x13000 px. The catalog contains 1 975 967 stars and galaxies with B ≤ 16.5m for the epoch of 1985.28. The coordinates of stars and galaxies were obtained in the Tycho-2 reference system, and B-valuein the system of photoelectric standards. The internal accuracy of the catalog for all the objects is σRA,DEC = 230 mas and σB = 0.12m (for stars in the range of B = 8m...14m errors are σRA = 110 mas and σB = ± 0.06m). Convergence between the calculated and reference positions is σRA,DEC = 60 mas (for 171 124 stars from Tycho-2), and the conver ence with photoelectric stellar B-magnitudes is σB = ± 0.15m (for 5130 stars). External accuracy from the comparison with UCAC-4 is σRA,DEC = ± 330 mas (1 928 367 stars and galaxies were cross-identified).


 FONAK V3.0 CPR byte to byte description (click to wrap out) 
 FONAK V3.0 CPR byte to byte description (in Ukrainian)(click to wrap out) 

The catalogue FONAK V3.0 CPR is available at (http://ukr-vo.org/VOtable/FONAC/FONAK_CPR.zip). The search of data for the certain area with the star map drawing is possible with the html-form on this page.



 Star catalog FONAC enhancement (MAO NASU) down to 16m (FONAK60D). 

The catalogue of positions and star magnitudes of 1 108 603 stars in 60o zone of declination, obtained from digitized images of FON (Northern Sky Survey observational program, 1980-1998) plates, is the practical realization of dedicated MIDAS/ROMAFOT software application. Plates were obtained on the Double Wide-angle Astrograph(DWA) MAO NAS of Ukraine with 2-fold overlapping scheme in centers of plates and 4-fold overlapping on their edges. 102 plates (204 frames) have been used for astrometric and photometric calibration procedure elaboration.

Plate calibration has been made with Tycho2 catalogue as reference. Residuals of reference stars, averaged in the 10-20 pixel area, were used as corrections for scanner systematic errors before the second iteration.

R.m.s. errors of unit weight are of ±230 mas and ±330 mas for X and Y in separate processing of two scans and ±200 mas, ±230 mas in combined procedure. Photometric curves of two expositions, built from photoelectric and CCD standard for different plates, give the estimations of photometric accuracy, which averages 0.19 m - 0.21 m in В-band.

The total amount of registered objects is around 5.5 millions. After data averaging over two- and four- fold areas the resulted catalog comprises 1.1 million entries. Its positional accuracy, estimated in comparison with PPMX and UCAC catalogs, is ±230 mas and the photometric one is ±0.18 m. For stars 10m-13m the positional accuracy is comparable with that of radial-scanning coordinatometer PARSeC, previously used for photographic plates measurements.


 FONAK60D byte to byte description (click to wrap out) 
 FONAK60D byte to byte description (in Ukrainian) (click to wrap out) 

The catalogue FONAC60D is available at (http://ukr-vo.org/VOtable/FONAC/FONAK60D.zip).


 REFERENCES 

V.Kislyuk, A.Yatsenko, G.Ivanov, L.Pakuliak, T.Sergeeva. The FON Astrographic catalogue (FONAC): version 1.0. Proc. of Journees 1999 and IX Lohrmann-Kolloquium "Motion of celestial bodies, astromerty and astronomical reference frames", Drezden, September, 13-15,1999

 THE FON ASTROGRAPHIC CATALOGUE (FONAC V1.0) 

FONAC is the catalogue of positions, proper motions and BJ-magnitudes for 2, 004, 701 stars of the Astrographic Catalogue (AC) including the (B - V )J -magnitudes for 1, 712, 420 stars and (B - R)J -values for 1, 779, 442 stars covering the northern sky between declinations +90 and -2 degrees (Kislyuk et al., 2000). The average epoch of positions is 1988.19. The catalogue is based on measurements of more than 1700 plates which were taken with the wide- angle astrograph of the Main Astronomical Observatory in Kiev within the FON (Photographic Survey of the Northern Sky) project. The AC data were used both as the input catalogue for measuring machine PARSEC (Programming Automatic Radial-Scanning Coordinatometer) and as the first epochs for determination of proper motions of stars.

The ACT Reference Catalogue as well as the Guide Star and USNO A2.0 catalogues were applied for the reductions of positions and determination of photometric characteristics of stars. Median precision of the FONAC data are ±0.2", ±0.003"/yr and ±0.18m in positions, proper motions and magnitudes of stars, respectively.

The catalogue FONAC is available on the MAO NASU home page (ftp://ftp.mao.kiev.ua/pub/astro/fonac).

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