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J/A+A/384/925    Compiled catalog of stellar data of Miras   (Kharchenko+, 2002)

Mira kinematics in the post-Hipparcos era. Kharchenko N., Kilpio E., Malkov O., Schilbach E. <Astron. Astrophys. 384, 925 (2002)> =2002A&A...384..925K
ADC_Keywords: Stars, variable; Combined data; Positional data; Proper motions; Radial velocities Keywords: stars: fundamental parameters - stars: variables: general Description: The Compiled Catalogue of Mira variables is a result of a merge of the 4th edition of the General Catalogue of Variable Stars (GCVS-4) II/214A and present-day high-precision catalogues of space (Hipparcos-Tycho family: Hipparcos I/239, Tycho-1 I/239, Tycho-2 I/259, ACT RC I/246, TRC I/250) and ground-based (CMC11 I/256, PPM-N I/146, PPM-S I/193, PPM-add I/208, Kharchenko 1992) data. The catalogue contains 1103 Miras. Equatorial coordinates were taken from the source catalogues in accordance with the priority: Hipparcos, Tycho-2, Tycho-1, CMC11, PPM, Kharchenko 1992. The proper motions of 1041 Miras are calculated as mean weighted values of source data reduced to the Hipparcos system. The radial velocities of 786 Miras were taken from nine catalogues and lists of Feast (1963MNRAS.125..367F, 1966MNRAS.132..495F), Smak and Preston (1965ApJ...142..943S), Perry and Bidelman (1965PASP...77..214P), Feast et al. (1972MNRAS.158...23F), Dean (1976AJ.....81..364D), Barnes and Fekel (1977Obs....97....1B), Feast et al. (1980MNRAS.190..227F), Barbier-Brossat and Figon (2000) III/213, and are given with respect of the absorption lines. For those radial velocities, which were determined from emission lines the correction has been made along with Ikaunieks (1971) relation: VR(abs) - VR(em) = 0.035 * Period. For 724 Miras both proper motions and radial velocities are available. The stars in the Compiled Catalogue are sorted in the same order as in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 124 1103 The catalog of Miras
See also: II/214 : Combined General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Kholopov+ 1998) I/239 : The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues (ESA 1997) I/259 : The Tycho-2 Catalogue (Hog+ 2000) I/246 : The ACT Reference Catalog (Urban+ 1997) I/250 : The Tycho Reference Catalogue (Hog+ 1998) I/146 : Positions and Proper Motions - North (Roeser+, 1988) I/193 : Positions and Proper Motions - South (Bastian+ 1993) I/208 : The 90000 stars Supplement to the PPM Catalogue (Roeser+, 1994) I/256 : Carlsberg Meridian Catalogs (CMC, 1999) III/213 : General Catalog of mean radial velocities (Barbier-Brossat+, 2000) Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 2 I2 --- Cst [1/88] Constellation numeric code 3- 6 I4 --- Number Star number within the constellation 8- 16 A9 --- GCVS Variable star designation 18- 22 F5.2 mag magMax *Magnitude at maximum brightness 24 A1 --- l_magMin [< ] "<" if magMin is a bright limit 26- 29 F4.1 mag magMin *Magnitude at minimum brightness 31 A1 --- magCode *[BPVI] The photometric system for magnitudes 33- 38 F6.2 d Period *Period of the variable star 40- 56 A17 --- SpType Spectral type 58- 69 F12.9 h RAhr *Right Ascension J2000.0, Ep=1991.25 71- 82 F12.8 deg DEdeg *Declination J2000.0, Ep=1991.25 84- 90 F7.2 mas/yr pmRA *?=9999.99 Proper Motion in RA*cos(DEC) 92- 98 F7.2 mas/yr pmDE *?=9999.99 Proper Motion in DEclination 100-105 F6.2 mas/yr e_pmRA *?=999.99 Standard error in pmRA 107-112 F6.2 mas/yr e_pmDE *?=999.99 Standard error in pmDEC 114-117 I4 km/s RV *?=9999 Radial velocity 119-124 I6 --- HIP *?=0 Hipparcos number
Note on magMax, magMin: Magnitudes in "magCode" photometric system, taken from GCVS-4 (II/214) Note on magCode: The photometric system in which magMin and magMax are reported in GCVS-4: P : photographic magnitudes B : Johnson's B V : visual, photovisual, or Johnson's V I : Cousins' I Note on Period: Taken from GCVS-4 (II/214) Note on RAhr, DEdeg: Epoch 1991.25, if the proper motions are available Note on pmRA, pmDE: Substituted with 9999.99 if no data Note on e_pmRA, e_pmDE: Substituted with 999.99 if no data Note on RV: Substituted with 9999 if no data Note on HIP: Substituted with 0 if no data
References: Barbier-Brossat M., Figon P. 2000, "General catalog of averaged stellar radial velocities for galactic stars", 2000A&AS..142..217B (Cat. III/213) Barnes T.G., Fekel F.C. 1977, The Observatory 97, 1 (1977Obs....97....1B) Bastian U., Roeser S., 1993, "PPM Star Catalogue, 3, 4", Spectrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg (PPM-S) (Cat. I/193) Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue La Palma Numbers 1 to 11, "Observations of positions of stars and planets: May 1984 to May 1998", 1999, Copenhagen University Observatory, Royal Greenwich Observatory and Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada en San Fernando, CD-ROM distribution (CMC11) (Cat. I/256) Dean C.A. 1976AJ.....81..364D ESA, 1997, "The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues", ESA SP-1200, 17 (Hipparcos), (Tycho-1) (Cat. I/239) Feast M.W., 1963MNRAS.125..367F Feast M.W., 1966MNRAS.132..495F Feast M.W., Woolley R., Yilmas N. 1972MNRAS.158...23F Feast M.W., Robertson B.S.C., Black C. 1980MNRAS.190..227F Hog E., Kuzmin A., Bastian U., et al., 1998, "The Tycho Reference Catalogue", A&A, 335, N 3, L65-L68 (TRC) (Cat. I/250) Hog E., Fabricius C., Makarov V.V., Urban S.E., Corbin T.E., Wycoff G.L., Bastian U., Schwekendiek P., Wicenec A, 2000, "The Tycho-2 Catalogue: Positions, proper motions and two-color photometry of the 2.5 million brightest stars", Copenhagen, CD-ROM distribution (Tycho-2) (Cat. I/259) Ikaunieks J. J. 1971, Long period variable stars, Zinante, Riga Kharchenko N.V. 1992, Kinematics and physics of celestial bodies 8, 61 Kholopov P.N., Samus N.N., Frolov M.S., Goranskij V.P., Gorynya N.A., Karitskaya E.A., Kazarovets E.V., Kireeva N.N., Kukarkina N.P., Kurochkin N.E., Medvedeva G.I., Pastukhova E.N., Perova N.B., Rastorguev A.S., Shugarov S.Yu. 1985 - 1988, General Catalogue of Variable Stars, 4th Edition, Nauka Publishing House, Moscow (GCVS-4) (Cat. II/214) Perry C.L., Bidelman W.P. 1965PASP...77..214P Roeser S., Bastian U., 1991, "PPM Star Catalogue, 1, 2", Spectrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York (PPM-N) i (Cat. I/146) Smak J.I., Preston, G.W. 1965ApJ...142..943S Roeser S., Bastian U., Kuzmin A., 1994, "The 90000 stars supplement to PPM", AApSS, 105, N 2, 301-303 (PPM-add) (Cat. I/208) Urban S.E., Corbin T.E., Wycoff G.L., 1998, "The ACT Reference Catalog", AJ, 115, N 5, 2161-2166 (ACT RC) (Cat. I/246)
(End) Nina Kharchenko [Kiev Observ.] 29-Jul-2003
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