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J/PASP/115/351      Infrared Southern Cool Carbon Stars      (MacConnell, 2003)

Southern Cool Carbon Stars found on near-infrared objective prism plates. MacConnell D.J. <Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac. 115, 351 (2003)> =2003PASP..115..351M
ADC_Keywords: Stars, carbon ; Infrared sources ; Photometry, infrared Abstract: A large set of deep, near-IR, objective-prism plates taken along the southern Galactic plane was searched for cool supergiants and carbon stars. Accurate coordinates and charts for 759 carbon stars in two Galactic longitude sectors within 7.5° of the plane, 248°<l<288° and 320°<l<341°, are given, including 289 stars not previously published. Many of the new and known stars are found in the IRAS, DENIS, and 2MASS point-source catalogs. The 2MASS colors and the longitude distribution of cool carbon stars are discussed briefly. Description: The plates for this survey were taken with the Curtis-Schmidt telescope of the University of Michigan at CTIO over many years starting in the 1970s. The list was revisited in 2009 by B. Skiff, with improved coordinates and cross-identifications. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 75 759 Carbon stars on southern objective-prism plates v2009.dat 154 753 *Catalog revisited in 2009 (B. Skiff)
Note on v2009.dat: this version shows improved coordinates, identifications and remarks for the stars in the original list. 7 stars were not found (see Note (G1) below), and one was found to be double.
See also: B/denis : The DENIS database (Epchtein+, 1999) B/2mass : The 2MASS database (IPAC/UMass, 2000) II/125 : IRAS catalogue of Point Sources, Version 2.0 (IPAC 1986) II/156 : IRAS Faint Source Catalog, |b| > 10, Version 2.0 (Moshir+ 1989) III/168 : General Catalog of S Stars, second edition (Stephenson 1984) III/227 : General Catalog of Galactic Carbon stars, 3d Ed. (Alksnis+ 2001) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 A4 --- [M2003b] Name (G1) 5- 6 A2 --- m_[M2003b] [NSWE ] Location 7 A1 --- u_[M2003b] Uncertainty flag on Name 9 A1 --- n_[M2003b] [a-i] Individual note on Name (2) 11- 12 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000.0) 14- 15 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000.0) 17- 21 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000.0) 23 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000.0) 24- 25 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000.0) 27- 28 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000.0) 30- 33 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000.0) 35- 40 F6.2 deg GLON Galactic longitude 42- 47 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 49- 53 A5 --- [ABC89] Name in Aaronson et al. (1989ApJS...70..637A) 55 A1 --- DENIS [D] D: star found in DENIS (catalog II/240) 57- 62 F6.3 mag Jmag ? 2MASS (II/241) J magnitude 64- 68 F5.3 mag J-H ? 2MASS (II/241) J-H colour index 70- 74 F5.3 mag H-K ? 2MASS (II/241) H-K colour index
Note (2): Individual notes as follows: a = Update to position in CGCS3. b = Position different from 2MASS SIRPSC by 2.0"-2.5". c = This entry and CGCS1/2 2015 refer to the same star. d = W17-9; off in R.A. and decl. e = W17-11; off in R.A. and decl. f = W36-3; R.A. 1min too low. g = CGCS1/2 position 1° off in decl. h = BK Nor; known C but not in CGCS1/2. i = W125-2; decl. 30" off. D = deleted in 2009 version
Byte-by-byte Description of file: v2009.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 A4 --- [M2003b] Name (G1) 5 A1 --- m_[M2003b] Multiplicity (for dj30) 8- 9 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 (hours) 11- 12 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 14- 18 F5.2 s RAs Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 20 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 21- 22 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 24- 25 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 27- 30 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 32 A1 --- rpos [GMTU] Reference of position (1) 34- 44 A11 --- IRAS IRAS name (Cat. II/125, II/275 for Z sources) 46- 62 A17 --- MSX6C MSX6C name (Cat. V/114) 64- 67 F4.1 mag Vmag Approximate visual magnitude (2) 69 A1 --- --- [V] 72- 74 A3 --- Sp Spectral type (C or M class) 77- 82 F6.3 mag Jmag J magnitude from 2MASS (Cat. II/246) 84- 88 F5.3 mag e_Jmag Mean error on Jmag 90- 95 F6.3 mag Hmag H magnitude from 2MASS (Cat. II/246) 97-101 F5.3 mag e_Hmag Mean error on Hmag 103-108 F6.3 mag Kmag K magnitude from 2MASS (Cat. II/246) 110-114 F5.3 mag e_Kmag Mean error on Kmag 116-118 A3 --- Qflg [A-F] Qualities on JHK magnitudes from 2MASS (ABC are reliable) 121-154 A34 --- Rem Remarks (from Brian Skiff)
Note (1): Reference of position is: G = GSC-ACT (1999yCat.1255.....G, Cat. I/255) M = 2MASS (2006AJ....131.1163S, Cat. II/246) T = Tycho-2 (2000A&A...357..367H, Cat. I/259) U = UCAC2 (2000AJ....120.2131Z, Cat. I/289) Note (2): The V magnitudes are from GSC-2.3 (Cat. I/305), USNO-B1.0 (Cat. I/284) (sometimes B+R/2 from both catalogues), and ASAS-3 (Cat. II/264). Magnitudes are given in whole- of half- magnitude increments either if the star is strongly variable, or if the magnitude itself is simply uncertain (mostly for the fainter stars)
Global Notes: Note (G1): Number under 6000 are from CGCS2, Stephenson (1989, Cat. III/168) and those above 6000 are from CGCS3, Alkinis et al. 2001 (Cat. III/227) There are 7 stars which could not be recovered, and should be deleted: cz60 9 36 27.81 -51 28 35.6 to be deleted cz59 9 37 39.10 -53 36 52.8 to be deleted cz58 9 38 01.89 -53 31 24.0 to be deleted da24 10 04 59.10 -54 19 43.0 to be deleted 6418 10 50 25.25 -60 45 34.6 to be deleted 6619 16 08 23.55 -47 12 49.1 to be deleted 6627 16 16 25.32 -45 34 33.1 to be deleted
History: * 22-May-2003: From electronic version of the journal * 15-Oct-2009: File "v2009.dat" from B. Skiff [Lowell Obs.]; the JHK magnitudes from 2MASS have been added. * 08-Feb-2010: File "v2009.dat" note of 3541 concerning error in MacC fixed
(End) James Marcout, Patricia Bauer [CDS]; B. Skiff [Lowell Obs.] 15-Oct-2009
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