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Volume 397, Number 2, January II 2003
Page(s) 575 - 584
Section Stellar clusters and associations
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20021385

A&A 397, 575-584 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20021385

The Liverpool-Edinburgh high proper motion survey

R. S. Pokorny1, H. R. A. Jones1 and N. C. Hambly2

1  Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, Twelve Quays House, Egerton Wharf, Birkenhead CH41 1LD, UK
2  Wide Field Astronomy Unit, Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, UK

(Received 6 August 2002 / Accepted 19 September 2002)

We present a catalogue of 6206 stars which have proper motions exceeding $0.18\arcsec$ yr -1 with an R-band faint magnitude limit of 19.5 mag. This catalogue has been produced using SuperCOSMOS digitized R-band ESO and UK Schmidt Plates in 131 Schmidt fields covering more than 3 000 square degrees ( >7.5% of the whole sky) at the South Galactic Cap. The survey is $\ge$90% complete within the nominal limits of the Luyten Two Tenths Catalogue of $m_R\le18.5$ mag and $0.2\le\mu\le2.5\arcsec$ yr -1, and is $\ge$80% complete for $m_R\le19.5$ mag and $\mu\le2.5\arcsec$ yr -1.

Key words: Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics -- Galaxy: halo -- solar neighbourhood -- stars: late-type -- subdwarfs -- white dwarfs

Offprint request: R. S. Pokorny, rsp@astro.livjm.ac.uk

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