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J/other/A+AT/23.213     Catalog of massive close binaries    (Polushina, 2004)

Catalogue of massive close binaries with early-type components of the main sequence: observed characteristics. Polushina T.S. <Astron. Astrophys. Trans., 23, 213-227 (2004)> =2004A&AT...23..213P
ADC_Keywords: Stars, variable; Binaries, eclipsing; Combined data Keywords: massive close binaries - gas around binaries - catalogue of star characteristics Abstract: This catalogue contains compilations of observable data for 176 massive close binaries with components earlier than approximately B5 of the main sequence are presented. Description: A catalogue of massive close binaries with early-type components of the main sequence was created. This catalogue includes physical, geometrical and evolution characteristics of these objects, spectral and photometrical pecularities and orbital features. The aim of this work was to research observational phenomena of gas presence around these binaries. The catalogue also contains data on radio and X-ray observations. The catalogue can be used for the creation of observational programmes, for analysis and interpretation of the binary star observational data and for statistical investigations. It contains information extracted from the database of Galactic massive close binaries (M>10M) with early type components. This database is compiled from the General Catalogue of Variable Stars (GCVS) (Kholopov et al., 1985, Cat. B/gcvs), the eighth catalogue of the orbital elements of spectroscopic binary systems (Batten et al., 1989, Cat. V/64), and the Sternberg Astronomical Institute card catalogue of variable stars and current original publications. It excludes O(f), O((f)) and WR stars and systems with relativistic objects. The current sample includes 176 close binaries earlier than about B5. The results of systematization are in two tables. Table 1 contains the sample list of massive close binaries with their basic data. 74 of these systems have been the subject of some spectral observations and some observations of light curves; therefore the absolute parameters of these systems may be determined. Table 2 consists of massive close binaries with early-type components of the main-sequence catalogue, which consists of these 74 systems. They are grouped in the following configurations: detached main-sequence systems, semidetached main-sequence systems, contact systems, four groups which are combinations of these, and finally giant and supergiant systems. All variables in the present data set in Tables 1 and 2 are arranged in the order of their names inside constellations. Greek or Latin adopted star names before variability was discovered and the very well known are arranged at the end of the list. The full electronic version of this catalogue consists of two databases. One of these is the database of observational data and of the results of theoretical analysis. The other database includes the individual bibliography and abstracts to data sources for each binary. This full version of the catalogue may be requested from the author by email (). File Summary:
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ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 83 175 Sampling list of massive close binaries with early-type components table2.dat 124 74 Catalogue of massive close binaries with early-type components in main-sequence systems notes.dat 76 142 Individual notes
See also: B/gcvs : General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Samus+ 2007-2011) V/64 : Eighth Orbital Elements of Spectroscopic Binaries (Batten+ 1989) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
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1- 3 I3 --- Seq Sequential star number 5- 10 I6 --- HD ? Henry Draper (Cat. III/135) number 11- 13 A3 --- m_HD Multiplicity of HD 15- 23 A9 --- GCVS General Catalogue of Variable Stars name 25- 44 A20 --- SpType Spectral type (1) 46 A1 --- u_SpType [:] Flag of large differences in estimates of SpType (2) 48- 58 A11 Msun M1+M2 ? Component masses M1+M2, or sum of masses Mtot (1) 60 A1 --- u_M1+M2 [:] Flag of large differences in estimates of M1+M2 (2) 62- 67 F6.3 arcsec Sep ? Separation of components 69- 81 A13 --- Area Neighbourhood (cluster, etc) 83 A1 --- Com [#] # indicates note in notes.dat file
Note (1): The spectral types and component masses are according to the latest investigation. Note (2): [:] specifies large differences in estimates of mass and of spectral types on account of spectral peculiarities.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
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1 I1 --- Type Type of system (1) 3- 5 I3 --- Seq Sequential star number according to Table 1 7- 15 A9 --- GCVS GCVS name 17- 26 A10 --- morph ? Type of light curve (2) 28- 33 F6.3 d Per ? Orbital period 35- 36 A2 --- n_Per [v? ] Variability of orbital period (if registered) 38- 57 A20 --- SpType Spectral type (3) 59 A1 --- u_SpType ? [:] Uncertainty of spectral type flag (4) 61- 74 A14 Msun M1+M2 ? Component masses M1+M2 or sum of mass M_tot (3) (5) 76 A1 --- u_M1+M2 ? [:] Uncertainty of mass flag (6) 78- 85 A8 Msun/yr dM/dt ? mass loss 87 A1 --- u_dM/dt ? [:] mass loss uncertainty flag 89- 94 F6.4 --- ecc ? Orbital eccentricity 96- 99 F4.1 arcsec Sep ? Separation (7) 101-122 A22 --- Area Neighboring objects 124 A1 --- Com [#] # indicates a note in notes.dat file
Note (1): Type of system is marked by number as follows: 1 = Detached Main Sequence Systems 2 = Semidetached Main Sequence Systems 3 = Contact systems 4 = Detached Main Sequence - Semidetached Main Sequence Systems 5 = Detached Main Sequence - Contact systems 6 = Semidetached Main Sequence - Contact systems 7 = Detached Main Sequence - Semidetached Main Sequence - Contact Systems 8 = Giant and Supergiant Systems Note (2): types of light curve are as follows: EA = Algol-type light curve EB = β Lyrae-type light curve Ell = binary systems, whose variability is caused by ellipsoidal shapes EW = W UMa-type light curve Note (3): The spectral type and component masses are according to the latest investigation employing spectral and photometry observations. Note (4): The spectral parameters obtained by different researchers are highly discrepant for many systems which are marked by [:]. The spectral types of some systems vary with phase of period. Note (5): Some stars in the catalogue have masses M<10M. This may accounts for the large spread in mass estimates obtained by different researchers. Note (6): The flag of uncertainty [:] indicates large differences in mass estimates, by a factor of more than 2. Note (7): Separation between object and visual components.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
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1- 3 I3 --- Seq Star sequential number 5- 76 A72 --- Note Note

(End) Veta Avedisova [INASAN], Dana Kovaleva [INASAN] 08-Nov-2011
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