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III/249        Stellar radial velocities bibliographic catalog (Malaroda+, 2006)

Bibliographic catalogue of stellar radial velocities (1991-2006.5). 2012 update. Malaroda S., Levato H., Galliani S. <Complejo Astronomico El Leoncito (CASLEO), San Juan, Argentina (2006)>
ADC_Keywords: Radial velocities ; References Keywords: catalogues - stars: kinematics - techniques: radial velocities Description: The present catalogue is the twelfth version and the continuation of the first one (1991-1994) published by Malaroda et al. (2000A&AS..144....1M). Since the 2005 version, we present the catalogue in a database for helping the search. We have revised the issues of the journals listed in Table 1, for the period 1991-2006June. It is not a complete list of all journals devoted to astronomical literature, but they are the most important ones and those available at our libraries. We prepared a plain ASCII file with the object identifications as provided by the authors. This file was transferred to the SIMBAD database, and, using the proper for mats and filters, we have retrieved the identification for each object according to the rules of SIMBAD. In the same way we have also retrieved: the J2000 coordinates, the V magnitude, and the spectral classification for each object. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 131 301142 Stellar radial velocities bibliographic catalogue, 2012 version notes.dat 87 107 Notes (description of the types)
See also: III/184 : 3rd Bibliog. Cat. of Stellar Radial Vel. (Barbier-Brossat+, 1994) III/190 : WEB Catalog of Radial Velocities (Duflot+ 1995) Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 29 A29 --- Ident Star identification (1) 31- 32 I2 h RAh ? Right ascension J2000.0 (2) 34- 37 F4.1 min RAm ? Right ascension J2000.0 40 A1 --- DE- Declination sign J2000.0 41- 42 I2 deg DEd ? Declination J2000.0 44- 47 F4.1 arcmin DEm ? Declination J2000.0 50- 56 F7.4 mag Vmag ? Visual magnitude (from Simbad) 57 A1 --- u_Vmag [:?] Uncertainty flag on Vmag 58- 60 A3 --- n_Vmag [d b V? R VAR ] Remarks ib Vmag (unexplained) 62- 71 A10 ---- SpType Spectral type and luminosity class (3) 72 A1 --- l_RV Limit flag on RV 73- 83 F11.5 km/s RV ? Heliocentric Radial velocity (4) 84- 85 A2 --- u_RV [:)? ] Uncertainty flag on RV 86- 88 A3 --- n_RV [ REL R var * c] Note (* R REL not explained) c for corrected values (7) 89 A1 --- l_Nobs Limit flag on Nobs 90- 94 I5 -- Nobs ? Number of individual observations for a particular object 95 A1 --- u_Nobs [:?] Uncertainty flag on Nobs (? when Nobs unknown) 97-103 A7 --- Type Nature of the star (5) 105-111 A7 --- R/RP/D Dispersion, resolving power or resolution (6) 113-131 A19 --- r_RV Reference (BibCode)
Note (1): We have preferred for identification the HD, CD or CPD numbers, in that order. Stars in clusters are indicated with the cluster's name and the number of the stars according to the primary identification paper for that particular cluster, found either at SIMBAD or Mermilliod's database (which was accessed through the web of the Geneva Observatory). Note (2): Right ascension is given to the tenth of a minute and has been retrieved from SIMBAD. Declination is given to the minute and has been retrieved from SIMBAD. Note (3): Spectra have been retrieved from the SIMBAD database. In some cases, when the number of symbols is large, the spectral type has been truncated. Note (4): For each object we have included the average radial velocity provided by the author. If the number of radial velocity measurements is more than 1, and an average has not been calculated by the author, we have not included any radial velocity at all. If the star is a spectroscopic binary, for which an orbit has been computed, then the systemic radial velocity is quoted in this column. Note (5): We have included in this column an acronym to indicate the nature of the star, when mentioned by the author. All types are explained in notes.dat file Note (6): We have included in this column one of the resolution parameters. It is not possible to confuse the resolving power with any of the other two parameters because, in general, resolving power is a relatively large number compared with dispersion or resolution. As in the case of the dispersion or resolution, an ambiguity may arise, we have added an R to the number when it refers to the resolution. COR = radial velocity was derived through cross correlation techniques (like Coravel, for example) REL = relative velocity SEV = more than one resolving power or resolution have been used OP = objective prism observations IUE = radial velocities were derived from observations obtained with the International Ultraviolet Explorer (See cat. VI/99) Note (7): For velocities taken from Sartoretti et al., 1998A&A...334..592S, the vsini value was quoted instead of the Vave value. A "c" in the n_RV columns indicates corrected values, i.e. Vave quoted.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 7 A7 --- Type Type of the star 11- 87 A77 --- Note Explanation of the type
Acknowledgements: Hugo Levato, hlevato(at) History: * 15-May-2007: on-line version * 18-Jun-2013: updated version (from author) * 26-Jun-2015: Some corrections in RV values (see Note (7))
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 14-Aug-2006
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