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Volume 438, Number 2, August I 2005
Page(s) 769 - 778
Section On-line catalogs and data
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20052788

A&A 438, 769-778 (2005)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20052788

Pre-main sequence star Proper Motion Catalogue

C. Ducourant1, 2, R. Teixeira2, 1, J. P. Périé1, J. F. Lecampion1, J. Guibert3 and M. J. Sartori4

1  Observatoire de Bordeaux, UMR 5804, CNRS/INSU, BP 89, 33270 Floirac, France
    e-mail: ducourant@obs.u-bordeaux1.fr
2  Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
3  GEPI/Observatoire de Paris, France
4  Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica, Brasil

(Received 31 January 2005 / Accepted 24 March 2005)

We measured the proper motions of 1250 pre-main sequence (PMS) stars and of 104 PMS candidates spread over all-sky major star-forming regions. This work is the continuation of a previous effort where we obtained proper motions for 213 PMS stars located in the major southern star-forming regions. These stars are now included in this present work with refined astrometry. The major upgrade presented here is the extension of proper motion measurements to other northern and southern star-forming regions including the well-studied Orion and Taurus-Auriga regions for objects as faint as $V\le16.5$. We improve the precision of the proper motions which benefited from the inclusion of new observational material. In the PMS proper motion catalogue presented here, we provide for each star the mean position and proper motion as well as important photometric information when available. We provide also the most common identifier. The rms of proper motions vary from 2 to 5 mas/yr depending on the available sources of ancient positions and depending also on the embedding and binarity of the source. With this work, we present the first all-sky catalogue of proper motions of PMS stars.

Key words: astrometry -- stars: kinematics -- stars: pre-main sequence -- galaxy: open clusters and associations: general

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