[Issues] Standard Star Catalog

Roberto Silvotti silvotti at na.astro.it
Tue May 29 13:12:45 CEST 2007

Hi all,

We would like to suggest to add, in the Standard Star Catalog, all the 
Stetson standards (currently only those in SA92,95,98,101,104,107,110 
and 113 are present). Although the reason of this choice is clear 
("coherence" with the Preliminary Catalog **prepared with the INT data), 
we think that adding  all the (good) standards available would be very 
For instance, we have WFI data for which service mode observations were 
performed in the field RU149, which is not in the  AW Standard Star 
Catalog. In order to be able to run AWE, we were forced to add these 
standards modifying the Standard Star Catalog.
Although  creating and using a "personal"  Standard Star Catalog is 
foreseen in AWE, standard recipes do not support user defined catalog. 
So the easiest solution is to give to the new catalog the same name 
However,  we find that this solution is not good because, for future 
large projects in collaboration with other AW nodes (such as KIDS), it 
is much better that all the partners have and use the same Standard Star 
Catalog, in order to avoid possible inhomogeneous standard calibrations.

Therefore, adding all the available Stetson standards in the AW Standard 
Star Catalog seems the best thing to do.


         Dr. Roberto Silvotti
INAF (Istituto Nazionale di AstroFisica)
Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte
via Moiariello 16, I-80131 Napoli, Italy
tel/fax:  +39-081-5575583/456710
e-mail:   silvotti at na.astro.it
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