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1 Institute of Astronomy and National Astronomical Observatory 2 IMI - Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Sofia

Abstract : The Catalogue of Wide-Field Plate Archives CWFPAs presents in table form the descriptive information for 485 archives containing 2493400 plates stored worldwide. In the catalogue, which is a part of the Wide-Field Plate Database WFPDB, one can find more details for the observatories, where the plates were received, and the present location of the archives, for the parameters of the used telescopes and the period of their operation since the first plate observations up to the last ones, as well as the name of astronomer in charge for contact. Analysis of the catalogue information concerning the parameters of the used telescopes type, aperture, focal length, scale, the plate archive contents as plate number, medium used plate or film, and the period of plate observations, is presented. A special emphasis is made on the WFPDB astrometric plate archives selected on the base of the used telescopes and observing programmes.

Author: Katya Tsvetkova -



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