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J/AJ/89/636         Giant M stars in Baade's Window          (Blanco+, 1984)

Giant M stars in Baade's Window. Blanco V.M., Mccarthy M.F., Blanco B.M. <Astron. J., 89, 636-647 (1984)> =1984AJ.....89..636B
ADC_Keywords: Stars, giant ; Stars, M-type ; Photometry Abstract: Near-infrared small-dispersion spectra obtained with a grism at the prime focus of CTIO's 4-m telescope have been used to survey and classify late-type red giants found in a circular area with a diameter of 24.4 arcmin which is contained within Baade's Window. The survey is complete to a distance that extends past the galactic nuclear bulge. The presented stars therefore constitute a unique complete sample of the red giant population of the nuclear bulge. A total of 306 red giants, including all giants of type M6 or later, are presented with a list of their coordinates, spectral classes, and apparent I magnitudes. A finding chart is also given. No C or S stars were found even though they should have been detected if they exist. Evidence is presented of uneven foreground interstellar obscuration in Baade's Window. Description: The list below provides improved coordinates and a few IDs for the 306 late-M giants near NGC 6522 reported by Blanco et al. I used the source coordinates as a start, and matched against the 2MASS catalogue. The positions are systematically off by 2"-4", with many in error by ∼10"; a few are simply wrong by larger amounts. The chart provided with the paper was indispensable in identifying the stars, which I did using cut-outs mostly from 2MASS J-band images, which matched the I-band chart photo fairly well. The remarks indicate when there is a large error of some sort, sometimes a typo and others an outright error. The Blanco spectral types and 'I' mags are copied. I matched the corrected coordinates against MSX6C and GCVS v4.1, accepting only quite close matches (generally < 4"). There are many additional GCVS/NSV names that are "likely" matches, but since work on this area by the GCVS group is not yet published, I defer going further with the IDs. Likewise I have ommitted matching against OGLE and various near-IR surveys - coordinates need to be checked for systematic differences for many of these. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 89 306 Late M giants
See also: II/246 : 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003) V/114 : MSX6C Infrared Point Source Catalog (Egan+ 2003) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- BMB Sequential number 7- 8 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 10- 11 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 13- 17 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 19 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 20- 21 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 23- 24 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 26- 29 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 31 A1 --- --- [M] 33- 36 F4.1 mag Imag I magnitude 39- 42 A4 --- SpType MK spectral type 46- 62 A17 --- MSX6C MSX6C (V/114) designation 65- 89 A25 --- Rem Remarks
History: The table was actualised by Brian Skiff, Brian.Skiff(at)
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 01-Aug-2004
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