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USNO-SA 2.0 Astrometric Reference Catalog

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The U.S. Naval Observatory SA2.0 is a catalog of 55,368,239 sources intended to provide a grid of astrometric reference objects over the whole sky. It is a spatially sub-sampled version of USNO-A2.0 Catalog and provides an astrometric reference catalog for asteroid hunters and other folks who do not need all of that 11-CDROM, 526,280,881-source catalog. The format is the same as USNO-A2.0.

Availability

This catalog is available via anonymous ftp from ftp://ftp.nofs.navy.mil/pub/outgoing/usnosa/ For susa2, you need only the files ending in .cat.

This catalog used to be distributed on a single CD-ROM obtained by a request made via http://ad.usno.navy.mil/usnosa.html, which now reads,
"This catalog is no longer available for distribution."

Catalog access software in C for Unix systems has been written by Doug Mink at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.


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