I/292 Pulkovo Visual Double Star Catalogue (Kiselev+, 2003)
Pulkovo Visual Double Star Catalogue based on the Relative Positions derived from the Photographic Observations made with 26-inch refractor since 1960: Kiselev A.A., Kalinichenko O.A., Kiyaeva O.V., Shakht N.A., Romanenko L.G., Izmailov I.S., Bykov O.P., Maslennikov K.L., Bukhmastova Yu.L. <Leningrad, Nauka, 2003>
ADC_Keywords: Regional catalog; Stars, double and multiple ; Positional data Abstract: Into the present catalogue the seasonal mean relative positions (rho and theta 2000) are included for 234 visual double stars observed at Pulkovo with 26-inch refractor from 1960 through 2001. This catalogue is a successor of the catalogue dated 1986 . Epoch of equinox is 2000.0. The main aim of these observations is to create the data base for the double star orbit and mass determinations . The stars with the great orbital motion, having longer observation series, were measured in the first line. The photographic and CCD observations of visual double stars are being continued now. The results will be included into the future catalogue. Some stars are accompanied with notes. More full information about visual double stars investigations in the Pulkovo Observatory may be obtained from the articles, the list of references being enclosed. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table.dat 55 234 The list of visual double stars with main parameters catalog.dat 77 1484 Catalog of relative positions of Visual Double Stars
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- Name Positions to equinox of 2000.0 (1) 11 A1 --- Rem [*]? *: star not identified with the WDS star (2) 14- 18 F5.2 mag pg1 ? Magnitude for the primary star (3) 20 A1 --- Var [v] v: variable star 22- 26 F5.2 mag pg2 ? Magnitude for the secondary star (3) 28- 34 A7 --- SpType1 ? Spectral class for the primary star (3) 35- 41 A7 --- SpType2 ? Spectral class for the secondary star (3) 43- 44 I2 --- N Number of seasonal means for this star (4) 47 A1 --- Note [N] N: see notes (5) 49- 53 A5 --- ADS ? ADS number, if the star is included into the Aitken catalog 54- 55 A2 --- Comp ? Components of multiple star
Note (1): If the star is identified with the WDS star, the coordinates are taken from the WDS catalogue. Note (2): a new star discovered at Pulkovo. Note (3): Magnitudes and spectral classes correspond to the WDS. If a star is not identified with the WDS star, the visual magnitudes are estimated in the system of the Aitken catalogue. Note (4): In fact it is the number of years were the star was observed Note (5): Notes: ADS 48 ABF (00057+4549) and ADS 11632 (18432+5933) - the measurements were made by Dr E.V. Polyakov with the automatic measuring complex "Fantazia" [3, 4]. ADS 497 (00360+2959), 9696 (15292+8027), 9173 (14135+5147), 10044 (16242+3702), 15600 (22038+6438) - these series were measured with the Scanner. The Software was compiled by Dr I.S. Izmailov  ADS 1090 (01207+4620) - the measurements were made using the measuring machine "Parsek" . ADS 1090 (01207+4620), 9444 (14563+2928), 9573 (15174+4348), 10394 (17121+2114), 12727(19383+2542), 15470 (21564+3156), 16693 (23212+3526): WDS 21559+3141 are the optical pairs [6,7,8,9].
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 10 A10 --- Name Indicaton of the star, same as in table 13- 20 F8.3 yr ObsTime Mean time moment of observations 22- 28 F7.3 arcsec rho Separation 31- 34 F4.3 arcsec e_rho Standard deviation in rho 37- 43 F7.3 deg Theta Position angle referred to equinox 2000.0 45- 49 F5.3 deg e_Theta Standard deviation in Theta 52- 53 I2 --- Nm Number of plates used for computation of the seasonal means (1) 55- 56 I2 --- o_rho Number of plates used for computation of rho (1) 58- 59 I2 --- o_Theta Number of plates used for computation of Theta (1) 62- 65 F4.3 arcsec erho Error of rho for one plate 68- 71 F4.3 arcsec eTheta Error of theta for one plate (2) 74 I1 --- Ori Orientation indicator (3) 76- 77 I2 --- Code Code of observing/measuring person (4)
Note (1): The sift of bad plates is made in accordance with the 3*sigma criterium if the number of plates is more than 4 Note (2): It is determined as etau=rho*etheta/180 Note (3): Orientation indicator - Indicator of plate orientation needed for calculation of theta 1 = according to the diurnal trail; 4 = according to a pair of stars with the known coordinates; 9 = if the mean position is computed using the plates with different orientation Note (4): Observation code: 1 = A.A. Kiselev 2 = O.V. Kiyaeva 3 = O.A. Kalinichenko 4 = L.G. Romanenko 5 = N.A. Shakht 6 = T.P. Kiseleva 7 = O.P. Bykov 8 = K.L. Maslennikov 9 = probationer 0 = automatic measures If the observation series was completed before 1986, then the code 2 corresponds to Dr G.A. Plugin and the code 4 to Dr B.A. Firago. With rare exceptions all plates for each star were measured by only one person. In these exceptional cases the code is equal to 11.
References:  Kisselev et al., The catalogue of relative positions and motions for 200 visual double stars observed with 26-inch refractor at Pulkovo in 1960-1986. Leningrad, Nauka, 1988.  Kiselev & Kiyaeva, 1980AZh....57.1227K  Kiyaeva et al., 2001, Cat. J/PAZh/27/456  Shakht et al., Comparison of automatic and visual measurements of visual double star ADS 11632. Preprint 16, GAO RAN, SPb, p.1-17.  Izmailov, Applying of ordinary scanner for positional measurement of astronegatives. Izvestia GAO at Pulkovo, 2000, Vol. 214, p.533-547.  Tokovinin, 1994PAZh...20..374T  Tokovinin, 1994AZh....71..293T  Tokovinin, 1999, Cat. J/A+AS/136/373  Tokovinin, 2002, Cat. J/A+A/382/118  Sergeev et al., A device for automatic measurements of astronomical negative IPHO-461. in."Problems of astrometry. XXII astrometric conference of USSR, Moskow, 1-6 june 1981.", M., 1984, 178-183.
(End) Veta Avedisova (INASAN) 28-Mar-2004
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