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J/MNRAS/469/621   VST ATLAS white dwarf candidates cat. (Gentile Fusillo+, 2017)

A catalogue of white dwarf candidates in VST ATLAS. Gentile Fusillo N.P., Raddi R., Gansicke B.T., Hermes J.J., Pala A.F., Fuchs J.T., Chehade B., Metcalfe N., Shanks T. <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 469, 621 (2017)> =2017MNRAS.469..621G (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Surveys ; Stars, white dwarf ; Proper motions ; Photometry, SDSS Keywords: catalogues - surveys - proper motions - white dwarfs Abstract: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has created a knowledge gap between the Northern and the Southern hemispheres, which is very marked for white dwarfs: Only ∼15 per cent of the known white dwarfs are south of the equator. Here, we make use of the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) ATLAS survey, one of the first surveys obtaining deep, optical, multiband photometry over a large area of the southern skies, to remedy this situation. Applying the colour and proper-motion selection developed in our previous work on SDSS to the most recent internal data release (2016 April 25) of VST ATLAS, we created a catalogue of ∼4200 moderately bright (g≤19), high-confidence southern white dwarf candidates, which can be followed up individually with both the large array of southern telescopes or in bulk with ESO's forthcoming multi-object spectrograph 4MOST. Description: VST ATLAS is primarily a cosmology-focused survey aiming to image 4700deg2 of the Southern Sky at high galactic latitudes (|b|>30°) in five bands (ugriz) to comparable depths to the SDSS in the north. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 331 11407 Catalogue of VST ATLAS white dwarfs candidates
See also: I/337 : Gaia DR1 (Gaia Collaboration, 2016) Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 A5 --- --- [ATLAS] 6- 25 A20 --- ATLAS VTS-ATLAS object name ( 27- 41 A15 --- ATLAS-ID Unique ID identifying the photometric source in ATLAS 43- 57 F15.11 deg RAdeg Right ascension (J2000) 59- 73 F15.11 deg DEdeg Declination (J2000) 75- 82 E8.6 --- Pwd The probability of being a WD computed for this object 84- 96 F13.10 mag umag ATLAS u band magnitude 98-113 E16.14 mag e_umag ATLAS u band magnitude uncertainty 115-127 F13.10 mag gmag ATLAS g band magnitude 129-144 E16.14 mag e_gmag ATLAS g band magnitude uncertainty 146-159 F14.11 mag rmag ATLAS r band magnitude 161-176 E16.14 mag e_rmag ATLAS r band magnitude uncertainty 178-191 F14.11 mag imag ATLAS i band magnitude 193-208 E16.14 mag e_imag ATLAS i band magnitude uncertainty 210-223 F14.11 mag zmag ATLAS z band magnitude 225-240 E16.14 mag e_zmag ATLAS z band magnitude uncertainty 242-254 F13.7 --- MJD Modified Julian date of ATLAS observation 256-261 F6.1 mas/yr pmRA APOP proper motion in right ascension 263-268 F6.2 mas/yr e_pmRA APOP proper motion in right ascension uncertainty 270-275 F6.1 mas/yr pmDE APOP proper motion in declination 277-282 F6.2 mas/yr e_pmDE APOP proper motion in declination uncertainty 284-287 A4 --- HClass Classification of the object based on inspection of its available spectrum 289-291 A3 --- SpType1 Currently available primary Simbad classifications 293-304 A12 --- SpType2 Currently available secondary Simbad classifications 306-324 I19 --- Gaia-ID ?=- Gaia DR1 source ID 326-331 F6.3 mag Gmag ?=- Gaia DR1 G-band mean magnitude
Acknowledgements: Nicola Gentile Fusillo, N.Gentile-Fusillo(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 07-Jul-2017
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