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VI/44       Finding List of Interacting Binaries, 5th ed. (Wood+ 1980)

A Finding List for Observers of Interacting Binary Systems, 5th Edition Wood F.B., Oliver J.P., Florkowski D.R., Koch R.H. <Publ. Dept. of Astron., Univ. of Florida, Vol. I (1980)>
ADC_Keywords: Binaries, eclipsing ; Binaries, orbits ; Binaries, spectroscopic ; Finding lists ; Stars, double and multiple Description: This catalog is abstracted from the Card Catalog maintained at the University of Florida containing information on all published, and to the extent available, unpublished work on eclipsing binaries. The fifth edition differs from the previous ones in the extension of the magnitude limit at maximum light from 13 to 15. The catalog fields are Finding List number; star name; position (equinox 1900); blue magnitude at maximum light; bandpass of maximum light; depth of primary minimum in same bandpass; bandpass primary minimum; depth of secondary minimum and its bandpass; spectral class of star eclipsed at primary light and optional uncertainty character; spectral class of star eclipsed at secondary light; most recent reliable epoch of primary minimum; most recent orbital period; duration of primary minimum; duration of totality of primary minimum; BD, CoD, CPD, and HD number; alternate designations of system; codes indicating the nature of the system. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file adc.doc 80 672 Original ADC documentation, by Young Woon Kang (see "Historical Notes" section) catalog.dat 178 3564 The Finding List of Interacting Binaires remarks.dat 134 5488 Remarks for designated systems.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- Seq [1/3564]+ Finding List Number. 5- 12 A8 --- Name Name of star 13- 14 I2 h RAh ? Right Ascension 1900 (hours) 15- 16 I2 min RAm ? Right Ascension 1900 (minutes) 17- 19 I3 deg DEdeg ? Declination 1900 (degrees) 20- 23 F4.1 mag Bmax ?=99.0 Blue (or other, see n_Bmax) magnitude at maximum light. 24 A1 --- n_Bmax [NIUV:] Bandpass or note for Bmax (1) 25- 27 F3.1 mag Depth1 ? Depth of primary minimum light. 28 A1 --- n_Depth1 [NIUV:] Bandpass or note for Depth1 (1) 29- 31 F3.1 mag Depth2 ? Depth of secondary minimum 32 A1 --- n_Depth2 [NIUV:] Bandpass or note for Depth2 (1) 33- 42 A10 --- Sp1 Spectral class of primary. (2) 43 A1 --- n_Sp1 [N] N=note about spectral class. 44- 53 A10 --- Sp2 Spectral class of secondary. (2) 54 A1 --- n_Sp2 [N] N=note about spectral class. 55- 67 F13.5 d Ep1 ? Most recent epoch of primary minimum (JD) 68 A1 --- n_Ep1 [N:] N=note about epoch. :=epoch uncertainty. 69- 84 F16.9 --- Period ? Most recent Orbital period, in days or years (see n_Period). 85 A1 --- x_Period [NY:] Y=Period expressed in year (3) 86- 89 I4 --- min1Dur ?=-999 Duration of primary minimum, in hours, days or years (see n_min1Dur) 90 A1 --- x_min1Dur [DYN:?] Unit of duration, D=days, Y=years. See also note (2) 91- 94 I4 --- totDur ?=-999 Duration of totality. in hours, days or years (see n_totDur) 95 A1 --- x_totDur [DYN:?] Unit of totality, D=days, Y=years. See also note (2) 96-105 A10 --- BD Bonner Durchmusterung (BD) number. 106-115 A10 --- CD Cordoba Durchmusterung (CD) number. 116-125 A10 --- CPD Cape Photographic Durchmusterung (CPD) number. 126-131 A6 --- HD The Henry Draper Catalog (HD) number. 132-163 A32 --- Names Alternate designations 164-178 A15 --- --- [A-Z1-8 ] Coded remarks system (4)
Note (1): this field indicates the bandpass if not B (V=visible, I=infrared, U=ultraviolet), a colon (:) for bandpass uncertainty, or a N for a note (file "remarks") Note (2): the colon (:) means "uncertain", and the question mark (?) means "very uncertain"Note (3): 'N' indicates a note, and Note (3): 'N' indicates a note, and the colon (:) means "uncertain"Note (4): the following 1-letter codes are used: Note (4): the following 1-letter codes are used: A variable period B variable period? C light elements uncertain D eccentric orbit E faint companion F third light G times of minimum recorded by group such as AAVSO, BBSAG, etc. H variable comparison star? J atmospheric eclipses K asymmetric light curve L variable light curve M light curve poorly known N asymmetric minima P photometric analysis available Q hydrogen emission seen R Ca II emission seen S radial velocity curve available T variable radial velocity curve U double-lined spectroscopic binary V absolute dimension known W UV excess X IR excess Y polarization observed Z variable polarization 1 X-ray source 2 radio source 3 visual binary 4 cluster member 5 intrinsic variable 6 ellipsoidal variable 7 not eclipsing binary? 8 apsidal motion
Byte-by-byte Description of file: remarks.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- Seq [1/3564]+= Finding List Number. 5- 13 A9 --- Name Star name, as in "catalog" 15-134 A120 --- Text Text of notes (1)
Note (1): If the notes are longer than 120 bytes, they start from the 15th byte of next logical record until they end, while Seq and star name are repeated in the fields of 1-4 bytes and 5-13 bytes respectively.
Previous editions: Koch, R. H., Sobieski S., and Wood, F. B. 1963, A Finding List for Observers of Eclipsing Variables, 4th edition, University of Pennsylvania Astronomical Series, Vol. IX. Wood, F. B. 1953, A Finding List for Observers of Eclipsing Variables, 3rd edition, University of Pennsylvania Astronomical Series, Vol. VIII. Pierce, N. L. 1947, A Finding List for Observers of Eclipsing Variables, 2nd edition, Princeton University Observatory Contribution No. 22. Historical Notes: * The machine version was received from the authors in March 1981, processed and documented by Young Woon Kang at ADC: see Section 4 of the "adc.doc" file. * January 1996: the documentation was standardized at CDS; in this process, a few misalignments and corrections was made at CDS for Seq: 311 (in Epoch1) 767 (in Depth1) 876 (removed 'D' in n_Period column) 1549 (replaced blank min1Dur by -999) 1551 (replaced blank min1Dur by -999) 1596 (replaced blank min1Dur by -999) 2425 (in Depth1) 2766 (removed trailing 0 in Depth2) 3228 (in min1Dur)
(End) Gail L. Schneider [SSDOO/ADC], Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 04-Jan-1996
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