Note: The Guide Star Catalog has been constructed to support the
operational need of the Hubble Space Telescope.
It contains over 25 million positions for about 19 million
objects, of which more than 15 million are classified as stars.
The version 1.2 is a new astrometric reduction which results in
absolute position errors about 0.3-0.4 arcsec.
(see GSC pages at URL http://www-gsss.stsci.edu/gsc/gsc.html)
Note: The GSC-ACT (or GSC1.3)
is a recalibration of the GSC1.1, the catalogue constructed
to support the operational need of the Hubble Space Telescope,
with the ACT, the combination of the Astrographic Catalogue
and the Tycho catalogue derived from the Hipparcos
mission; see http://www.projectpluto.com/gsc_act.htm for more details
about this recalibration.
Note: Note that the J2000 coordinates are not part of the original catalogue, they were computed from dRAs and dDEs, or from the (rho,theta); their accuracy can be low.
Note: Detailed introduction can be found in intro.tex (see also http://aries.usno.navy.mil/ad/ac.html) Direct links to Hipparcos and Tycho observations are provided from the relevant columns.
Note: This version of the
has no proper motions, but the limits on brightness which existed on
GSC2.2 (F<18.5, Bj<19.5) were removed.
(original column names in green) (1692919135 rows)
(original column names in green) (1811709771 rows)
Note: Details of surveyed literature