stars: Stellar Data

Description Usage Format References Examples

Description

Data on about one hundred brightest stars and clusters taken from the Bright Star Catalog, 5th Edition. It includes Name, Constellation, Bayer Designation, Apparent Magnitude, Right Ascension, Declination, Proper Motion (in both RA and Dec) and Colour. Coordinates are given for J2000 epoch.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 103 rows and 13 variables:

HIP.ID

Hipparchus Catalogue ID

HR.ID

Bright Star Catalogue ID

MESSIER.ID

Messier Catalogue ID

BAYER.DESIGNATION

Bayer Designation

BAYER

Bayer label

CONSTELLATION

Constellation star belongs to

NAME

Common Name

VMAG

Apparent Magnitude

RA

Right Ascension

DEC

Declination

PM_RA

Proper Motion in RA

PM_DEC

Proper Motion in DEC

COLOUR

Colour

References

Hoffleit, D.; Jaschek, C. (1991). The Bright star catalogue. New Haven: Yale University Observatory. (Bright Star Catalogue)

Examples

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data(stars)
stars$VMAG[stars$NAME == 'Sirius']

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