Archives of Photographic PLates for Astronomical USE

Archives of APPLAUSE

Plots of the observation fields from the included archives.

The table shows which archive is available with which data data release;

Data Release | Year | Archive IDs | Number of plates
DR1 | 2015 | 001, 101, 102, 201 | 2399
DR2 | 2016 | 001, 002, 101, 102, 103, | 58115
| 104, 201, 202, 203, 301 |
DR3, DR3s | 2018 | 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006 | 70276
| 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, |
| 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, |
| 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, |
| 301, 401 |
DR4 | 2022 | 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006 | 97703
| 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, |
| 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 202 |
| 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208 |
| 301, 401, 501 |



Included are only fields that have also successfully been processed by astrometry.net , except archive 002, where field of view is taken from literature.

The field of view is plotted to scale.

Potsdam Archives (001..005)
Hamburg Archives (101..111)
Bamberg Archives (202..208)
Tartu Archive (301)
Tautenburg Archive (401)
Vatican Observatory Archive (501)
Queries to get the data for the plots

Potsdam Archive  Archive ID Institute Location Instrument
Zeiss Triplet  001 AOP Potsdam more
Carte du Ciel  002, not processed (gridded plates). AOP Potsdam more
Great Schmidt Camera  003 AOP Potsdam more
Small Schmidt Camera  004, not processed (spectral plates). AOP Potsdam Potsdam instruments
Ross Camera  005 AOP Potsdam more
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Hamburg Archives   Archive ID Institute Location Instrument
Lippert-Astrograph 101 HS Hamburg more
Grosser Schmidt-Spiegel 102 HS Hamburg more
1m-Spiegelteleskop (Hamburg) 103 HS Hamburg more
Hamburger Schmidt-Spiegel 104 HS Calar Alto more
AG-Teleskop (Bonn) 105 Bonn more
AG-Teleskop (Hamburg) 106 HS Hamburg Calar Alto more
Doppel-Reflektor (Hamburg) 107 HS Hamburg more
ESO telescopes (La Silla) 108 HS Hamburg more
Grosser Refraktor (Hamburg) 109 HS Hamburg more
Kleiner Schmidt-Spiegel II (Hamburg) 110 HS Hamburg more
Schmidtsches Spiegelteleskop (Hamburg 111 HS Hamburg more
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Bamberg Archives   Archive ID Institute Location Instrument
Metcalf Telescope (South Africa) 202 RSB Bamberg more
Bamberg Southern Sky Patrol (South Africa) 203 RSB Bamberg more
Bamberg Southern Sky Patrol (New Zealand) 204 RSB Bamberg more
Bamberg Southern Sky Patrol (Argentina) 205 RSB Bamberg more
Zeiss Objective (South Africa) 206 RSB Bamberg more
Ross B Camera (South Africa) 207 RSB Bamberg more
Bamberg, Northern Sky Patrol 208 RSB Bamberg more
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Tartu Archive  Archive ID Institute Location Instrument
Tartu Old Observatory 301 TO Tartu
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Tautenburg Archive  Archive ID Institute Location Instrument
Tautenburg Schmidt Teleskop 401 TLS Tautenburg more
Vatican Observatory Archive  Archive ID Institute Location Instrument
Double Astrograph 501 VO DA Castel Gandolfo more

Using the database to get the data:

With the query:

SELECT archive_id,count(archive_id)
FROM applause_dr4.plates
GROUP BY archive_id

you get the number of the plates per archive we processed in DR2.

With the query:

SELECT plate_id, fov1, fov2, ra_icrs, dec_icrs
FROM applause_dr4.solution
WHERE NOT( ra_icrs IS NULL or dec_icrs IS NULL)
ORDER BY archive_id, plate_id

you get the field of view and center coordinates for the observation on the plate, ordered by archive.

If you want the data from only one archive (here Tartu archive):

SELECT plate_id, fov1, fov2, ra_icrs, dec_icrs
FROM applause_dr4.solution
WHERE NOT ( ra_icrs IS NULL or dec_icrs IS NULL )
AND archive_id = 301
ORDER BY archive_id, plate_id

This extracts the data set for each archive. These data sets were plotted.