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J/A+A/519/A12       1318 new variable stars in Galactic plane   (Miller+, 2010)

1318 new variable stars in a 0.25 square degree region of the Galactic plane. Miller V.R., Albrow M.D., Afonso C., Henning T. <Astron. Astrophys. 519, A12 (2010)> =2010A&A...519A..12M
ADC_Keywords: Galactic plane ; Stars, variable ; Binaries, eclipsing Keywords: catalogs - binaries: eclipsing - stars: variables: general Abstract: We have conducted a deep photometric survey of a 0.5deg*0.5deg area of the Galactic Plane using the WFI instrument on the 2.2-m ESO telescope on La Silla, Chile. The dataset comprises a total of 267 R-band images, 204 from a 16 day observation run in 2005, supplemented by 63 images from a six week period in 2002. Our reduction employed the new numerical kernel difference image analysis method as implemented in the pySIS3 code and resulted in more than 500000 lightcurves of stars down to a magnitude limit of R∼24.5. A search for variable stars resulted in the detection of 1318 variables of different types. 1011 of these are eclipsing or contact binary stars. A number of the contact binaries have low mass-ratios and several of the detached binaries appear to have low-mass components. Three candidate contact binaries have periods at the known cut off including two with periods lower than any previously published. Also identified are 3 possible pre-main sequence detached eclipsing binaries. Description: We present here Table 2 from the paper, listing the variable stars with their identifications and periods. We also present the photometric lightcurves for the variable stars. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table2.dat 79 1318 Catalogue of variable stars phot/* 28 1318 Individual R-band relative flux light curves
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- ID [1/1475] Variable star number 6- 7 A2 --- chip CCD chip and subchip 9- 10 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 12- 13 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 15- 19 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 21 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 22- 23 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 25- 26 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 28- 33 F6.3 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 35- 39 F5.2 mag Rcmag WFI Cousins R magnitude 41- 44 F4.2 mag B-Rc WFI Johnson-Cousins B-R colour index 46- 50 F5.2 mag Rc-Ic WFI Cousins R-I colour index 52- 59 F8.5 d Per Period 61- 68 A8 --- Type Variable star type 70- 79 A10 --- FileName Name of the file containing the light curve in subdirectory phot
Byte-by-byte Description of file: phot/*
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 13 F13.5 d HJD Heliocentric Julian Date 15- 21 F7.4 --- df/f Relative flux variation in R-band 23- 28 F6.4 --- e_df/f ? Uncertainty in relative flux variation
Acknowledgements: Michael Albrow, Michael.Albrow(at), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury
(End) Michael Albrow [Univ. of Canterbury], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 24-Jun-2010
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