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J/AJ/138/466        NSVS variables automated classification  (Hoffman+, 2009)

Automated variable star classification using the Northern Sky Variability Survey. Hoffman D.I., Harrison T.E., McNamara B.J. <Astron. J., 138, 466-477 (2009)> =2009AJ....138..466H
ADC_Keywords: Stars, variable ; Photometry, infrared ; MK spectral classification Keywords: binaries: close - binaries: eclipsing - Cepheids - delta Scuti - stars: oscillations - stars: variables: other Abstract: We have identified 4659 variable objects in the Northern Sky Variability Survey. We have classified each of these objects into one of the five variable star classes: (1) Algol/alpha Lyr systems including semidetached, and detached eclipsing binaries, (2) W Ursae Majoris overcontact and ellipsoidal variables, (3) long-period variables such as Cepheid and Mira-type objects, (4) RR Lyr pulsating variables, and (5) short-period variables including delta Scuti stars. All the candidates have outside of eclipse magnitudes of ∼10-13. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 128 551 Algol/βLyrae Candidates table2.dat 128 522 RR Lyr Candidates table3.dat 128 672 Cepheid/Long Period Variable Candidates table4.dat 128 2332 W UMa Candidates table5.dat 128 57 Short Period/δScuti Candidates
See also: B/gcvs : General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Samus+ 2007-2011) J/AJ/119/1901 : ROTSE all-sky surveys for variable stars (Akerlof+, 2000) http://skydot.lanl.gov : NSVS database Byte-by-byte Description of file: table*.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 9 F9.5 deg RAdeg Right Ascension in decimal degrees (J2000) 11- 19 F9.5 deg DEdeg Declination in decimal degrees (J2000) 21- 28 I8 --- Obj NSVS Object identification number 30- 38 F9.5 d Per Period 40- 45 F6.3 mag J-H ? 2MASS (J-H) color index 47- 52 F6.3 mag H-K ? 2MASS (H-K) color index 54- 59 F6.3 mag Kmag ? 2MASS KS band magnitude 61- 66 F6.3 mag mROTSE Mean ROTSE unfiltered magnitude 68- 72 F5.3 mag Amp Fourier fit amplitude of oscillation 74- 99 A26 --- ID Previous identification from Simbad 101-124 A24 --- Class Prior classification from Simbad 126-128 A3 --- Note Object flag (1)
Note (1): Notes as follows: Yes = In Fourier region where β Lyr are expected No = Not in Fourier region where β Lyr are expected 1 = RR Lyr candidate identified by Kinemuchi et al. 2006 (Cat. J/AJ/132/1202) 2 = Possible W UMa candidate misidentified as an RR Lyr variable because it has a period in overlap region (see text) 5 = Possible false period, as discussed in the text 6 = Candidate exibits irregular photometric variations 7 = Candidate exibits semi-regular photometric variations 8 = Candidate does not contain sufficient data for classification, but is variable
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Patricia Vannier [CDS] 31-Dec-2011
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