Where do I find the absolute precise RA/Dec of a star?

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Where do I find the absolute precise RA/Dec of a star?

Post #1by PlutonianEmpire » 12.10.2011, 21:54

I'm planning on converting a distant star into a barycenter to make it a binary, but the star is only declared in the stars.dat file, and not anywhere else in any .stc file.

How and where do I find the most absolute precise Right Ascension and Declination available for a star?

Rounding up or down numbers is a HUUUUUUUUGE pet peeve of mine, so I prefer to find the best numbers that we know of for a particular astronomical object.
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Re: Where do I find the absolute precise RA/Dec of a star?

Post #2by selden » 13.10.2011, 00:08

The easiest database to use is the one provided by Simbad.
http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/sim-fid.pll
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Re: Where do I find the absolute precise RA/Dec of a star?

Post #3by PlutonianEmpire » 13.10.2011, 00:28

Thank you! :)
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