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VIII/99             Catalogue of Radio Stars              (Wendker, 2001)

Catalogue of Radio Stars, 2001 update Wendker H.J. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 109, 177 (1995)> =2015yCat.8099....0W =1995A&AS..109..177W
ADC_Keywords: Radio sources ; Stars, radio ; Radio continuum Keywords: catalogues - stars: general - radio continuum: stars Description: The first version of this catalogue was published in Abh.Hamburger Sternw. 1978, Vol.10, p 1ff. (CDS Catalogue II/129). A second version was published in 1987 (1987A&AS...69...87W) and microfiches (CDS Catalogue II/147). A third version was published 1995A&AS..109..177W (CDS Catalogue II/199). The basic concept of the earlier versions is preserved (in file "catalog.txt"), namely one entry per star per frequency per paper. Space is now provided, however, to add more informations. These may be of technical or astronomical nature. Usually month and year of observation and the number of independent data points or length of monitoring session are given. In the file "catalog.txt", all radio data are preceded by a header which contains information on the star or stellar system. (Note, that a physical stellar system is regarded as one single entry and that comments pertaining to individual components are found directly behind the observational data). Stellar data like names, position, proper motion, magnitudes and spectroscopic types are given in fixed format in a self-explanatory fashion. It is tried to have typical values from commonly available references. It is not intended to compete here with other compilations. These header informations are collected when the star is entered for the first time. They are only changed when new values are available while additional radio references are added. An arbitrarily expandable section for unformatted text finishes the header. Finally, the units of the radio data remain in MHz (column#1) and mJy (columns #2. and #3). All coordinates refer to epoch and equinox 1950.0 (e.g. B1950). This is a so-called merged version e.g. all stars, those detected at least once and those with upper limits only, are listed in order of ascending right ascension. The detected stars are marked with a "D" in the outermost right hand column in lines 1 to 5 ('D' in column "Det" of the file "stars.dat"). The last updating occurred on 2001-Mar-06. In this version stars have new running numbers. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file stars.dat 80 3699 Positions and designations of the stars radio.dat 103 11639 Radio data refs.dat 121 1424 References to the radio data catalog.txt 101 38805 The catalogue as described above
Byte-by-byte Description of file: stars.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- Seq [1/3699]+ Running number 5 A1 --- Det [D] for stars detected in radio 7- 25 A19 --- Name Main designation 27- 43 A17 --- Alias Other name 47- 48 I2 h RAh Right Ascension 1950 (hours) 50- 51 I2 min RAm Right Ascension 1950 (minutes) 53- 58 F6.3 s RAs Right Ascension 1950 (seconds) 61 A1 --- DE- Declination 1950 (sign) 62- 63 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 (degrees) 65- 66 I2 arcmin DEm Declination 1950 (minutes) 68- 72 F5.2 arcsec DEs [0/60[? Declination 1950 (seconds) 74- 80 A7 --- Ref Reference of position (details in "refs.dat")
Byte-by-byte Description of file: radio.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- Seq [1/3699] Star number, as in file "stars" 7- 12 I6 MHz Freq Frequency of radio measurement 15 A1 --- l_Smax Limit flag on Smax 16- 25 F10.3 mJy Smax Maximum Flux at Freq 27 A1 --- l_Smin Limit flag on Smin 28- 37 F10.3 mJy Smin Minimum Flux at Freq 40 A1 --- --- [(] 41- 44 I4 --- r_Smax ? Reference of Fluxes (details in "refs.dat") 45 A1 --- --- [)] 48-103 A56 --- Notes Remarks and notes about the radio flux
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- Ref Reference number 6 A1 --- --- [=] 7- 25 A19 --- Bibcode The 19-digit bibcode 27-121 A95 --- Text Text of reference
Historical Notes: * 09-Jun-2015: Copied from
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 09-Jun-2015
The document above follows the rules of the Standard Description for Astronomical Catalogues.From this documentation it is possible to generate f77 program to load files into arrays or line by line

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