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J/A+A/442/1135   High-mass X-ray binaries in the Magellanic Clouds  (Liu+, 2005)

High-mass X-ray binaries in the Magellanic Clouds. Liu Q.Z., van Paradijs J., van den Heuvel E.P.J. <Astron. Astrophys. 442, 1135 (2005)> =2005A&A...442.1135L
ADC_Keywords: Magellanic Clouds ; Binaries, X-ray ; Photometry, UBV Keywords: stars: early-type stars - X-ray: binaries - Magellanic Clouds - catalogues Abstract: We present a catalogue of high-mass X-ray binaries in the Magellanic Clouds. The catalogue lists source name(s), coordinates, apparent magnitudes, orbital parameters, and X-ray luminosity of 128 high-mass X-ray binaries, together with stellar parameters of the components, other characteristic properties and a comprehensive selection of the relevant literature. The aim of this catalogue is to provide easy access to the basic information on the X-ray sources and their counterparts in other wavelength ranges (UV, optical, IR, radio). Most of the sources are identified to be Be/X-ray binaries. Some sources, however, are only tentatively identified as high-mass X-ray binaries on the basis of a transient character and/or a hard X-ray spectrum. Further identification in other wavelength bands is needed to finally determine the nature of these sources. In cases where there is some doubt about the high-mass nature of the X-ray binary this is mentioned. Literature published before 1 May 2005 has, as far as possible, been taken into account. Description: Table 1 and Table 2 list the 92 HMXBs in the SMC and 36 HMXBs in the LMC, respectively. In the tables the sources are ordered according to right ascension of sources; part of the (mainly numerical) information on a source is arranged in six columns, below which for each source additional information is provided in the form of key words with reference numbers [in square brackets]. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 275 92 High Mass X-ray binaries in Small Magellanic Cloud notes1.dat 99 353 Individual notes for table1.dat table2.dat 275 36 High Mass X-ray binaries in Large Magellanic Cloud notes2.dat 99 129 Individual notes for table2.dat refs.dat 206 273 References
See also: B/cb : Cataclysmic Binaries, LMXBs, and related objects (Ritter+, 2005) V/106 : Catalogue of X-ray binaries (Liu+ 2001) V/123 : Catalog of Cataclysmic Variables (Downes+ 2001-2005) J/A+A/429/1125 : Catalog of Ultraluminous X-ray sources (Liu+, 2005) J/ApJS/157/59 : Ultraluminous X-ray sources in nearby galaxies (Liu+, 2005) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 22 A22 --- Name Source name (1) 24- 26 A3 --- Type [TUP ] Type (2) 28- 29 I2 h RAh ? Right ascension (J2000) (3) 31- 32 I2 min RAm ? Right ascension (J2000) 34- 38 F5.2 s RAs ? Right ascension (J2000) 40 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 41- 42 I2 deg DEd ? Declination (J2000) (3) 44- 45 I2 arcmin DEm ? Declination (J2000) 47- 50 F4.1 arcsec DEs ? Declination (J2000) 52- 56 F5.1 deg GLON ? Galactic longitude (4) 59- 63 F5.1 deg GLAT ? Galactic latitude (4) 65- 77 A13 --- Opt Optical counterpart designation 79- 91 A13 --- Opt2 Second optical counterpart designation (5) 93 A1 --- --- ([) 94-103 A10 --- r_Opt Reference for Optical counterpart (finding charts) 105 A1 --- l_Vmag [~] Limit flag on Vmag 106-111 F6.3 mag Vmag ? V (or B) magnitude 112 A1 --- --- [-] 113-116 F4.1 mag Vmagu ? Upper limit of V mag when interval 117 A1 --- n_Vmag [B] B if B magnitude in Vmag 119-124 F6.3 mag B-V ? B-V colour index (or R magnitude) 125 A1 --- n_B-V [R] R if R magnitude in B-V 127-131 F5.2 mag U-B ? U-B colour index 133-143 A11 --- SpType MK spectral index 145-148 F4.2 mag E(B-V) ? Interstellar reddening 149 A1 --- --- [-] 150-153 F4.2 mag E(B-V)u ? Upper limit of E(B-V) interval 155 A1 --- --- ([) 156-171 A16 --- r_Vmag References for UBV photometry 173 A1 --- l_Fx [~<] Limit flag on Fx 174-181 F8.4 uJy Fx ? Average X-ray flux (2-10keV) 182 A1 --- --- [-] 183-188 F6.3 uJy Fxu ? Upper limit of X-ray flux when interval 190-203 A14 --- Range Energy range for flux if not 2-20keV 205 A1 --- --- ([) 206-217 A12 --- r_Fx References for X-ray flux 219-225 F7.3 d Porb ? Orbital period 226 A1 --- u_Porb [?] Uncertainty flag on Porb 228-236 F9.4 s Ppulse ? Pulse period for X-ray pulsars 238 A1 --- --- ([) 239-253 A15 ---- r_Ppulse References for Pulse period 255-275 A21 --- Name2 Other name (5)
Note (1): Source name, with rough information on its sky location, according to the conventional source nomenclature of space satellites in which the source was detected, hhmm±ddd, or hhmm.m±ddmm. Here hh, mm and ss indicate the hours, minutes and seconds of right ascension, ddd the declination in units of 0.1 degree (in a small number of cases, the coordinates shown in the name are given with more, or fewer, digits). The prefix J indicates a name based on J2000 coordinates. Otherwise, 1950 coordinates were used in the name. Note (2): Type is defined as follows: P = X-ray pulsar (47 in the SMC and 7 in the LMC) T = transient X-ray source U = ultra-soft X-ray spectrum. These sources include black-hole candidates; some 'extreme ultra-soft' (EUS) source may be white dwarf (WD) on whose surface steady nuclear burning takes place. Note (3): The right ascension is given to an accuracy of 0.1s, declination to an accuracy of 1" (in a small number of cases, the coordinates are given with more, or fewer, digits). Note (4): Galactic longitude and latitude are given to an accuracy of 0.1° Note (5): An asterisk followed by a number or letter refers to star numbers used in the finding chart; "star" refers a star in the finding chart that has not been assigned a number or letter. Many optical counterparts have been indicated with a Halpha emission-line object in the SMC by Meyssonier & Azzopardi (1993, Cat. J/A+AS/102/451 here after MA93) and a Small Magellanic Cloud member star by Azzopardi & Vigneau (1982A&AS...50..291A, hereafter AzV), or a number in a well-known catalogue (e.g., GSC, 2MASS, OGLE, MACHO etc.).
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes1.dat notes2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 22 A22 --- Name Source name 24- 99 A76 --- Note Text of the note
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- Ref [1/273] Reference number 5- 23 A19 --- BibCode BibCode 25- 53 A29 --- Aut Author's name 55-206 A152 --- Com Comments
Acknowledgements: Qingzhong Liu, qzliu(at) History: * 29-Jul-2005: Original version * 15-Dec-2010: reference '213a' changed into '273' (to keep only numeric references)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 29-Jul-2005
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