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II/220              Polarisation of Be stars     (McDavid, 1986-1999)

Polarisation of Be stars McDavid D. <Publ. Astron. Soc. Pacific 98, 572 (1986); 102, 773 (1990); 106, 949 (1994); 111, 494 (1999)> =1986PASP...98..572M =1990PASP..102..773M =1994PASP..106..949M =1999PASP..111..494M
ADC_Keywords: Stars, Be ; Stars, variable ; Polarization Description: The catalogue contains observations of the linear polarization in the UBVRI photometric system of 8 Northern Be stars; the observations are part of a long-term monitoring program begun in 1984. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file stars.dat 67 10 Standard and Program Be stars hr1035.dat 65 65 Polarization of 2H Cam (standard star) hr6081.dat 65 65 Polarization of ο Sco (standard star) hr0264.dat 65 65 Polarization of γ Cas hr0496.dat 65 65 Polarization of φ Per hr1273.dat 65 65 Polarization of 48 Per hr1910.dat 65 65 Polarization of ζ Tau hr5941.dat 65 65 Polarization of 48 Lib hr6118.dat 65 65 Polarization of χ Oph hr8539.dat 65 65 Polarization of π Aqr hr8762.dat 65 65 Polarization of ο And
See also: ftp://www.limber.org/pub/uva/dmcdpol.pdf : David McDavid's PhD dissertation "Polarimetry of Early Emission-Line Stars" (Amsterdam Univ., 29 May 2001) Byte-by-byte Description of file: stars.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1 A1 --- ps [p/s] Program or Standard star 3- 9 A7 --- Name Star name 11- 16 I6 --- HD HD (Cat. III/135) catalog number 18- 21 I4 --- HR BS (Cat. V/50) catalog number 23- 26 F4.2 mag Vmag Visual magnitude (BSC4, See Cat. V/50) 28- 29 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 (hours) 31- 32 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 34- 37 F4.1 s RAs Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 39 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 40- 41 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 43- 44 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 46- 47 I2 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 49- 63 A15 --- Sp MK Spectral type (1) 65- 67 I3 km/s vsini *? projected rotational velocity (1)
Note (1): According to Slettebak, A. 1982ApJS...50...55S (for program stars only)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: hr*.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 7 F7.2 yr Year Year of observation 9 A1 --- Filter [UBVRI] Filter system passband (1) 11- 12 I2 --- nobs ? Number of observations 14- 18 F5.2 % q ? Mean normalized Stokes parameter q 20- 23 F4.2 % e_q ? rms uncertainty on q 25- 29 F5.2 % u ? Mean normalized Stokes parameter u 31- 34 F4.2 % e_u ? rms uncertainty on u 36- 39 F4.2 % p Mean degree of polarization 41- 44 F4.2 % e_p ? rms uncertainty on p 46- 50 F5.1 deg theta Mean equatorial position angle 52- 55 F4.1 deg e_theta ? rms uncertainty on theta 57- 60 F4.2 % dpi ? Instrumental precision of q, u, or p 62- 65 F4.1 deg dthetai ? Instrumental precision of theta
Note (1): the filters (effective wavelength and passbands in nm) are: ------------- EffL FWHM ------------- U 365 70 B 440 100 V 550 90 R 640 150 I 790 150 -------------
Author's Address: McDavid D. mcdavid(at)limber.org Limber Observatory, Timber Creek Road, P.O. Box 63599, Pipe Creek,Texas 78063
(End) D. McDavid [Limber Observatory, Texas] 19-Feb-1999
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