THE USNO-B CATALOG

@article{Monet2003THEUC,
  title={THE USNO-B CATALOG},
  author={David G. Monet and S. Levine and B. Canzian and H. Ables and A. Bird and C. Dahn and Harry H. Guetter and H. Harris and A. Henden and S. Leggett and H. Levison and C. Luginbuhl and J. Martini and A. Monet and J. Munn and J. Pier and A. Rhodes and B. Riepe and Susie Sell and Rosanne Stone and F. Vrba and R. Walker and G. Westerhout and R. Brucato and N. Reid and W. Schoening and M. Hartley and M. Read and S. Tritton},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={125},
  pages={984-993}
}
USNO-B is an all-sky catalog that presents positions, proper motions, magnitudes in various optical passbands, and star/galaxy estimators for 1,042,618,261 objects derived from 3,643,201,733 separate observations. The data were obtained from scans of 7435 Schmidt plates taken for the various sky surveys during the last 50 years. USNO-B1.0 is believed to provide all-sky coverage, completeness down to V = 21, 02 astrometric accuracy at J2000, 0.3 mag photometric accuracy in up to five colors, and… 

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