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J/BaltA/9/646  Compiled Catalogue of Mira-type stars   (Kharchenko+, 2000)

The Compiled Catalogue of the astronomical data of the Mira-type stars. Kharchenko N.V., Kilpio E.Yu., Malkov O.Yu., Schilbach E. <Baltic Astronomy, 9, 646 (2000)> =2000BaltA...9..646K
ADC_Keywords: Stars, variable ; Combined data ; Cross identifications Keywords: stars: fundamental parameters - stars: variables Description: The Compiled Catalogue of 1103 Mira type stars is created on the basis of the 4-th edition of the General Catalogue of Variable Stars (GCVS-4, Cat. II/214) and present day large high-precision catalogues based on space (Hipparcos-Tycho family catalogues: Hipparcos, Tycho-1 I/239, Tycho-2 (I/259), ACT RC (Urban et al., 1998AJ....115.2161U), TRC (Cat. I/250) and ground-based (CMC11 I/256, PPM-N I/146, PPM-S I/193, PPM-add I/206, Kharchenko, 1992, Kinematics and physics of celestial bodies 8, 61) data. Equatorial coordinates were taken from the source catalogues in accordance with the following priority: Hipparcos, Tycho-2, Tycho-1, CMC11, PPM, Kharchenko 1992. The proper motions in the Hipparcos system are calculated for 1041 Miras as mean weighted values of the reduced data from the source catalogues. The radial velocities obtained from absorption lines for 786 Miras were taken from nine catalogues and lists of Feast (1963MNRAS.125..367F, 1966MNRAS.132..495F), Smak and Preston (1965ApJ...142..943S), Perry and Bidelman (1965PASP...77..214P), Feast et al. (1972MNRAS.158...23F), Dean (1976AJ.....81..364D), Barnes and Fekel (1977Obs....97....1B), Feast et al. (1980MNRAS.190..227F), Barbier-Brossat and Figon (2000, Cat. III/213). Some radial velocities were determined from emission lines and corrected using the following formula (Ikaunieks, 1971, Long period variable stars, Zinante, Riga): V_R(abs) - V_R(em) = 0.035 * Period. For 724 Miras both proper motions and radial velocities are available. Miras in the Compiled Catalogue are sorted in the same order as in GCVS-4. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 120 1103 Compiled catalog of Mira-type stars
See also: II/214 : Combined General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Kholopov+ 1998) I/256 : Carlsberg Meridian Catalogs (CMC, 1999) III/213 : General Catalog of mean radial velocities (Barbier-Brossat+, 2000) I/239 : The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues (ESA 1997) I/250 : The Tycho Reference Catalogue (Hog+ 1998) I/259 : The Tycho-2 Catalogue (Hog+ 2000) I/276 : Tycho Double Star Catalogue (TDSC) (Fabricius+ 2002) II/233 : Tycho variables stars (Piquard 2001) : Catalog home page Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 2 I2 --- Const [1/88] Constellation numeric code 3- 6 I4 --- Number Star number within the constellation 8- 16 A9 --- GCVS Variable star designation 18- 22 F5.2 mag magMax Magnitude at maximum brightness (1) 24 A1 --- l_magMin [< ] "<" if magMin is a bright limit 26- 29 F4.1 mag magMin Minimum magnitude (1) 31 A1 --- n_magMin [PBVI] Photometric system for magnitudes (2) 33- 38 F6.2 d Per Period of the variable star (1) 40- 56 A17 --- SpType MK spectral type 58- 69 F12.9 h RAhour Right Ascension J2000.0, Ep=1991.25 (3) 71- 82 F12.8 deg DEdeg Declination J2000.0, Ep=1991.25 (3) 84- 89 I6 0.01mas/yr pmRA ?=999999 Proper Motion in RA*cos(DE) 91- 96 I6 0.01mas/yr pmDE ?=999999 Proper Motion in DE 98-102 I5 0.01mas/yr e_pmRA ?=99999 Standard error in pmRA 104-108 I5 0.01mas/yr e_pmDE ?=99999 Standard error in pmDE 110-113 I4 km/s RV ?=9999 Radial velocity 115-120 I6 --- HIP ?=0 Hipparcos number (Cat. I/239)
Note (1): Are taken from GCVS-4 Note (2): The photometric system in which magMin and magMax are reported in GCVS-4, as follows: P = photographic magnitudes B = Johnson's B V = visual, photovisual, or Johnson's V I = magnitude in Cousins' I system Note (3): Epoch 1991.25, if the proper motions are available
Acknowledgements: Oleg Malkov
(End) Patricia Bauer [CDS] 07-Jan-2002
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