All the modern bibliography is contained is a single directory, called "bibliography", which is a part of the database structure. It consists of one file for each year in /rdb format. Each record contain successively:
The information is severly condensed and we provide a list of the abbreviations used for the journal names and of those used for the scientific contents.
To query the Budapest bibliography, you first need to select a cluster from the Navigation Panel and follow the link Budapest bibliography in the cluster page.
The following lines have been excerpted from the introduction to the catalogue.
"Generally the first line of the file gives the designation of the object, the second line is devoted to various positional data, and the third line consists of the headings of the columns.
The first line contains the running number of the object followed by various designations, the first being the positional designation in the galactic system: the first 5 figures represent the galactic longitude (ddd.dd), the letters N or S indicate the northern or southern hemisphere, and the following 4 figures gives the galactic latitude (dd.dd). The next designations refer to the catalogue recording the object with the corresponding numbers.
The second line contains the positional data in the equatorial system, Epoch 1950: right ascension, declination, precession for 50 years, galactic directions, cosines X, Y, Z, position on the POSS chart (in mm from the lower left corner).
The third line give the headings for 13 columns: Year, Name, Publication, AD (Angular Diameter), Dist (Distance), LD (Linear Diameter), N (Number of stars), mg (magnitude), CI (Colour Index), Sp (Spectrum), p (Position), mt (Total magnitude),Note."
They contain data on more than 1000 open clusters extracted from over 150 sources, including refereed and non-refereed journals, conference proceedings, preprints, other calalogues, and so on. The creators of the Supplements tried to incorporate as much numerical information as possible. Keeping the original record format intact, they paid a particular attention to observations in various photometric bands and spectral lines, to cluster sizes and distances, to colour-magnitude diagrams and their morphology, to cluster stellar populations, their spatial and kinematic properties, to the ages and the chemical composition, to the relation between clusters and molecular clouds, and so on.
In total, the Supplements prepared at the Urals State University contain over 15000 records. In addition to the open cluster data, the analogous supplements for globular clusters and associations are available from the Kourovka Observatory upon request.
Contact : Dmitri Wiebe firstname.lastname@example.org