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J/PASP/121/1378  Positions of variable stars in globular clusters (Samus+, 2009)

A catalog of accurate equatorial coordinates for variable stars in globular clusters. Samus N.N., Kazarovets E.V., Pastukhova E.N., Tsvetkova T.M., Durlevich O.V. <Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., 121, 1378-1385 (2009)> =2009PASP..121.1378S
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, globular ; Stars, variable Abstract: We have compiled a catalog of equatorial coordinates for 3398 variable stars in those 103 globular clusters that, according to the most recent update of the Catalogue of Variable Stars in Globular Clusters (CVSGC) available in 2008 June (essentially that of 2002, with some more recent additions), had known variable stars. Our catalog is in the electronic attachment to this article. We found that 216 stars are also contained in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars (GCVS) or in the New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars (with Supplement); most of these identifications were not previously recognized. We also detected a number of previously unknown cross-identifications among stars of the CVSGC. Our results allow us to initiate compilation of name lists in order to add to the GCVS those stars from the CVSGC that satisfy GCVS naming criteria. Description: For the list of objects, we downloaded the most recent update of the Catalogue of Variable Stars in Globular Clusters (CVSGC) available in 2008 June. This was essentially the version of 2002, with more recent additions for a small number of clusters. Note that this version is no longer accessible; currently (2009 September), a new revision is partially posted. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 39 216 Globular-cluster variable stars in the GCVS and NSV catalogues table2.dat 183 3414 Catalogue of accurate equatorial coordinates for variable stars in globular clusters notes.dat 77 20 Individual notes on clusters
See also: B/gcvs : General Catalogue of Variable Stars (Samus+ 2007-2010) V/97 : Updated 3rd Cat Variable Stars in Globular Clusters (Clement+ 1997) II/140 : New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars (Kukarkin+, 1982) II/246 : 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003) I/284 : The USNO-B1.0 Catalog (Monet+ 2003) I/305 : The Guide Star Catalog, Version 2.3.2 (GSC2.3) (STScI, 2006) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 8 A8 --- Cluster Cluster name 14 A1 --- n_Var [*] * for GCVS identification given in the CVSGC (Cat. V/97) 15- 19 A5 --- Var Variable name (VNNN or Nova) within the cluster 21- 29 A9 --- OName GCVS or NVS name 31- 39 A9 --- OName2 Other GCVS name
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 8 A8 --- Cluster Cluster name 10- 14 A5 --- Var Variable name (VNNNa) within the cluster (1) 17- 18 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 20- 21 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 23- 27 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 29 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 30- 31 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 33- 34 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 36- 39 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 41- 48 F8.3 yr Epoch ? Epoch of the coordinates 50- 56 A7 --- r_pos Source of the coordinates 58- 66 A9 --- OName GCVS or NSV name 67 A1 --- n_OName [*] * indicates name in CVSGC (Cat. V/97) 69-183 A115 --- Com Comments
Note (1): Variable name in the form VNNNa, expect for NGC 6656 KT-NN, NGC 6656 NN-NN, NGC 6656 CV1, NGC 6712 KC460, NGC 6093 Nova, NGC 6402 Nova, NGC 6553 Nova and NGC 6864 SN.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 8 A8 --- Cluster Cluster name 10- 77 A68 --- Note Note
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 26-Mar-2010
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