Accurate Coordinates and 2MASS Cross Identifications for (Almost) All Gliese Catalog Star

August 2010 • 2010PASP..122..885S

Authors • Stauffer, John • Tanner, Angelle M. • Bryden, Geoffrey • Ramirez, Solange • Berriman, Bruce • Ciardi, David R. • Kane, Stephen R. • Mizusawa, Trisha • Payne, Alan • Plavchan, Peter • von Braun, Kaspar • Wyatt, Pamela • Kirkpatrick, J. Davy

Abstract • We provide precise J2000, epoch 2000 coordinates, and cross-identifications to sources in the 2MASS Point Source Catalog for nearly all stars in the Gliese, Gliese-Jahreiss, and Woolley catalogs of nearby stars. The only Gliese objects where we were not successful are two Gliese sources that are actually QSOs; two proposed companions to brighter stars, which we believe do not exist; four stars included in one of the catalogs but identified there as only optical companions; one probable plate flaw; and two stars that simply remain unrecovered. For the 4251 recovered stars, 2693 have coordinates based on Hipparcos positions, 1549 have coordinates based on 2MASS data, and 9 have positions from other astrometric sources. All positions have been calculated at epoch 2000 using proper motions from the literature, which are also given here.


IPAC Authors


Bruce Berriman

Senior Scientist


David Ciardi

Senior Scientist


Davy Kirkpatrick

Senior Scientist