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III/161             Averaged Stellar Radial Velocities  (Barbier-Brossat, 1989)

Catalogue de Vitesses Radiales Moyennes Stellaires Barbier-Brossat M. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. 80, 67 (1989)> =1989A&AS...80...67B
ADC_Keywords: Radial velocities Description: This catalog contains means of measurements of radial velocities of galactic stars. The data supplement the catalogs of Wilson (1953) III/21 and Evans (1978) III/47 with observations published through December 1980. There are new mean velocities for 6023 stars with new radial velocity data; more than 4500 of these stars are not in the earlier catalogs. A weighting scheme was used to form the mean velocities with data from cross-correlation spectrometers given highest weight and low dispersion (less than 100 A/mm) spectra given lowest weight. No systematic zero-point corrections were made but observations were taken from the literature only if they were standardized to the IAU or Wilson (1953) systems. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file main 125 6023 The catalogue refs 75 500 The references
Byte-by-byte Description of file: main
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- Name Identification of the star: HD number if existing, indicated by blank columns 1-2; BD, CP or CD otherwise 14- 32 A19 --- Alias Other designation 34- 35 I2 h RAh Right Ascension 1950 (hours) (1) 37- 40 F4.1 min RAm Right Ascension 1950 (minutes) 42 A1 --- DE- Declination 1950 (sign) 43- 44 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 (degrees) 46- 47 I2 arcmin DEm Declination 1950 (minutes) 49 A1 --- n_Mag [*] '*' indicates a B magnitude 50- 54 F5.2 mag Mag []? V magnitude, or B when column 49 is '*'. 55 A1 --- u_Mag [:v] A colon (:) denotes an inaccurate magnitude; 'v' indicates a variable star (the Mag column is then blank) 56- 66 A11 --- Sp Spectral type, either from the authors, or from the C.S.I. V/26 68- 74 F7.2 km/s RV Mean Radial Velocity (km/s). (2) 76- 79 F4.1 km/s e_RV []? Mean error in km/s; blank when a remark ('O' or 'S') exists in byte 81. (see comments in cols 68-74) 81 A1 --- n_RV [OS] Remark as: O = ORB (spectroscopic binary) ; S = STND (IAU standard star) 82- 84 I3 --- o_RV []? Number of measurements used to derive the Mean Radial Velocity 86- 87 I2 --- Nrefs Number of references used, including Wilson (1953) and Evans (1978) 89- 90 A2 --- Notes [BEW ] Notes as: W = the star has a velocity in Wilson (1953) ; E = the star has a velocity in Evans (1978) ; B = the star has a velocity in Batten (1978) 92- 97 A6 --- ref1 Reference 99-104 A6 --- ref2 Reference 106-111 A6 --- ref3 Reference 113-118 A6 --- ref4 Reference 120-125 A6 --- ref5 Reference
Note (1): The coordinates are those published by the author when existing; they are otherwise taken from the C.S.I. (Catalogue of Stellar Identifications, Strasbourg Data Center), or derived from other sources. Note (2): The radial velocity has no fractional part when the mean error is larger than 3.70 km/s. For binaries (byte 81 = 'O'), we provide the systemic velocity of the most recently published orbit calculation. For standard stars (byte 81 = 'S'), we provide the most recent value recommended by I.A.U. This value will be regularly updated.
Byte-by-byte Description of file (92 headlines): refs (cols 92-116 of file main)
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
2- 7 A6 --- Ref Reference code (the integer part corresponds to a journal, and the fractional part to the column, page and year) 12- 15 A4 --- Journal Abbreviation of the journal name or publication 16- 18 I3 --- Vol []? Volume number 19 A1 --- Comma [,] 20- 23 A4 --- Page Page number 24 A1 --- [-] Dash 25- 28 I4 yr Year [1950/1982] Publication year 32- 75 A44 --- Title Full publication title
References: Batten A.H., Flechter J.M., Mann P.J., 1978, Publ. Dominion Astrophys. Obs. 15, 121 Evans, D.S., 1978, "Catalog of Stellar Radial Velocities" (unpublished) Wilson, R.E., 1953, "General Catalog of Stellar Radial Velocities", Carnegie Institution of Washington, Pub. 601, Washington, D.C. See also: III/21 : General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocity (Wilson, 1953) III/47 : Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities (Evans, 1967) Historical notes: * 04-Jul-1992: first archived * 10-Jun-1994: standardized document, reformatted columns of RV and Mag (comments pushed to columns 81 and 55) * 02-Nov-1995: Description (from ADC, NASA/Goddard) added
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 02-Nov-1995
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