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J/PASP/107/299           Occultation Binaries Catalog       (Mason 1995)

Catalog of Photoelectric Measures of Occultation Binary Stars Mason B.D. <Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac. 107, 299 (1995)> =1995PASP..107..299M (SIMBAD/NED reference)
ADC_Keywords: Occultations ; Stars, double and multiple Keywords: catalogs: Occultations: Binaries, occultation; Binaries, visual Abstract: The observation of lunar occultation phenomena allows for the determination of binary star data which can not always be obtained using classical techniques. No complete catalog has been compiled since that of Evans (1981a) in spite of a 99% increase in the available data. This catalog presents a catalog of photoelectric and occultation measures of binary and multiple systems complete through 1994. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file occulcat.doc 72 149 Explanation of catalog occulcat.dat 128 837 occultation objects and measures notes.dat 70 24 Notes to occulcat.dat refs.dat 80 110 All references
Byte-by-byte Description of file: occulcat.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 14 A14 --- Name ! Common Name 15- 28 A14 --- AddName Additional Name 29- 34 I6 --- HD/HDE ?HD or HDE Designation (if available) 36- 41 I6 --- SAO ?SAO Designation (if available) 43- 44 I2 h RAh Right Ascension hours (J2000.0) 45- 47 I3 0.1min RAdm Right ascension minutes (J2000.0) 48 A1 --- DE- Sign of declination (J2000.0) 49- 50 I2 deg DEd Declination degrees (J2000.0) 51- 52 I2 arcmin DEm Declination minutes (J2000.0) 54- 62 F9.4 yr EpochB of Observation in Besselian years 64- 72 F9.3 d EpochH of Observation in HJD-2400000 74- 78 F5.1 deg P.A. ?Position angle of direction vector 80- 86 F7.1 mas Sep. ?Vector separation in mas 88- 91 F4.1 mas e_Sep. ?Sigma in separation 93- 97 F5.2 mag Del-m ?Delta-m in magnitudes 99-102 F4.2 mag e_Del-m ?Sigma in delta-m 104-107 I4 nm Lambda ?Central wavelength of filter 109-111 I3 nm delta-L ?FWHM of filter 113 A1 --- Note Note detailed in file "notes.dat" 115-120 A6 --- Ref1 First Reference (see file "refs.dat") 123-128 A6 --- Ref2 Second reference (see file "refs.dat")
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1 A1 --- Note Note designation, as in file "occulcat.dat" 4- 70 A67 --- Text Text of Note (eventually on several lines)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 A6 --- RefCode Reference code, as in file "occult.dat" 9- 80 A72 --- Text Text of reference (eventually on several lines)
Further information: Additonal information on the construction of the catalog is provided in occulcat.doc. The notes to the catalog are in occulcat.not and the references in occulcat.ref. History: * 20-May-1998: notes.dat and refs.dat were transformed into data tables (from original files occulcat.not and occulcat.ref) at CDS (F. Ochsenbein)
(End) Brian Mason [Georgia State U] 06-Jul-1995
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