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V/106               Catalogue of X-ray binaries                      (Liu+ 2001)

A catalogue of high- and low- mass X-ray binaries Liu Q.Z., van Paradijs J., van den Heuvel E.P.J. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 147, 25 (2000)> =2000A&AS..147...25L <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 368, 1021 (2001)> =2001A&A...368.1021L
ADC_Keywords: Binaries, X-ray ; Photometry, UBV ; Cross identifications Keywords: stars: massive star - stars: X-ray - stars: binaries Abstract: We present a catalogue of high-mass X-ray binaries. The catalogue is an updated version of the catalogue of van Paradijs (1995, Cat. V/90). The new high-mass catalogue contains 130 sources, 61 new high-mass X-ray binaries in addition to the 69 sources listed in van Paradijs' catalogue. Most of the new sources are identified to be Be/X-ray binaries. Some sources, however, are only tentatively identified as high-mass X-ray binaries on the basis of a transient character and/or a hard X-ray spectrum. Further identification in other wavelength bands is needed to finally determine the features of these sources. The new low-mass catalogue contains 150 sources, 31 new low-mass X-ray binaries in addition to the 119 sources listed in van Paradijs' catalogue. The aim of this catalogue is to provide the reader with some basic information on the X-ray sources and their counterparts in other wavelength ranges (UV, optical, IR, radio). In cases where there is some doubt about the high or low-mass nature of the X-ray binary this is mentioned. Some doubtful cases have not been included in the catalogue although they had been suggested by some authors to be high-mass X-ray binaries, for example GRS 1915+105 and 1WGA J1958.2+3232. Notes about the electronic version of the calatogue: All positions were converted to J2000.0 (the original catalogue lists B1950 or J2000 positions, depending of the source names). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file hmxbcat.dat 359 130 High-mass X-ray binaries catalog lmxbcat.dat 359 150 Low-mass X-ray binaries catalog hmxbnote.dat 80 425 Individual notes (HMXB) lmxbnote.dat 80 780 Individual notes (LMXB) hmxbrefs.dat 176 814 References (HMXB) lmxbrefs.dat 176 1472 References (LMXB) hmxb.tex 185 2524 LaTeX version of the hmxb catalog lmxb.tex 202 2062 LaTeX version of the lmxb catalog
See also: V/99 : Cataclysmic Binaries and LMXB Catalogue (Ritter+ 1998) Byte-by-byte Description of file: hmxbcat.dat lmxbcat.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 16 A16 --- Name Source Name (1) 18- 23 A6 --- Type [ABTUDGPVZ (?)] X-ray type (2) 25- 26 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000.0) (9) 28- 29 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000.0) (9) 31- 36 F6.3 s RAs ? Right ascension (J2000.0) (9) 37 A1 --- u_RAs Uncertainty flag on RAs 38 A1 --- DE- Declination sign 39- 40 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000.0) (9) 42- 43 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000.0) (9) 45- 49 F5.2 arcsec DEs ? Declination (J2000.0) (9) 50 A1 --- u_DEs Uncertainty flag on DEs 52- 57 F6.2 deg GLON Galactic longitude 59- 66 F8.4 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 68- 71 A4 --- Pos Type of observation from which the source position has been derived (3) 73- 79 F7.2 arcsec e_Pos ? Accuracy of the position (4) 81- 97 A17 --- Opt Optical counterpart (5) 99 A1 --- --- ([) 100-114 A15 --- r_Opt References for Optical counterpart (finding charts) (in [lh]mxbrefs.dat files) 115 A1 --- --- (]) 117-122 F6.3 mag Vmag ? V magnitude (6) 123 A1 --- --- [-] 124-128 F5.2 mag Vmagl ? Lower magnitude when interval 129 A1 --- u_Vmag Uncertainty flag on Vmag 131-136 F6.3 mag B-V ? B-V colour index 137 A1 --- u_B-V Uncertainty flag on B-V 138 A1 --- --- [-] 139-142 F4.2 mag B-Vl ? Lower B-V colour index when interval 144-148 F5.2 mag U-B ? U-B colour index 150 A1 --- l_E(B-V) [~<>] Limit flag on E(B-V) 151-156 F6.3 mag E(B-V) ? Interstellar reddening 157 A1 --- --- [-] 158-159 A2 --- l_E(B-V)2 [≥ ] Limit flag on E(B-V)2 160-163 F4.2 mag E(B-V)2 ? Second value of E(B-V) when interval 164 A1 --- u_E(B-V) [:P] Uncertainty flag on E(B-V) 166 A1 --- --- ([) 167-182 A16 --- r_Vmag References for UBV photometry, in [lh]mxbrefs.dat files 183 A1 --- --- (]) 185 A1 --- l_Fx Limit flag on Fx 186-196 F11.3 uJy Fx ? Average X-ray flux (2-10keV) 197 A1 --- --- [-] 198-205 F8.2 uJy Fxu ? Upper limit of X-ray flux when interval 207-220 A14 --- Range Energy range for flux if not 2-20keV 222 A1 --- --- ([) 223-240 A18 --- r_Fx References for X-ray flux, in [lh]mxbrefs.dat files 241 A1 --- --- (]) 243-252 F10.6 d Porb ? Orbital period 253 A1 --- --- [-] 254-257 F4.1 d Porb2 ? Second value of Porb when interval 258 A1 --- u_Porb [?:d] Uncertainty flag on Porb 260-270 F11.5 s Ppulse ? Pulse period for X-ray pulsars 271 A1 --- u_Ppulse [?] Uncertainty flag on Ppulse 273 A1 --- --- ([) 274-288 A15 --- r_Ppulse References for Pulse period, in [lh]mxbrefs.dat files 289 A1 --- --- (]) 291-315 A25 --- Cat Survey catalogues and experiments in which the source was listed and detected, respectively (7) 317-328 A12 --- SpType Spectral type 330-342 A13 --- Name2 Other name 343 A1 --- u_Name2 [?] Uncertainty flag on Name2 344 A1 --- --- [,] 345-359 A15 --- Name3 Other name (8)
Note (1): Source name, with rough information on its sky location according to the convention hhmm±ddd. Here hh and mm indicate the hours and minutes of right ascension, ddd the declination in units of 0.1 degree (in a small number of cases, the coordinates shown in the name are given with more, or fewer, digits). However, for a ROSAT source the name is always given in the form of hhmm.m±ddmm. The prefix J indicates a name based on J2000 coordinates. Otherwise, 1950 coordinates were used in the name. Note (2): Type: P: X-ray pulsars T: transient X-ray source U: Ultra-soft X-ray spectrum These sources include black-hole candidates; some 'extreme ultra-soft' (EUS) source may be white dwarf (WD) on whose surface steady nuclear burning takes place. V: variable A: atoll source B: X-ray burst source D: "dipping" low-mass X-ray binary G: globular-cluster X-ray source Z: Z-type Note (3): o: optical; x: X-ray; r: radio; IR: infrared Note (4): We give an indication of the accuracy of this position, in the form of equivalent (90 percent confidence level) error radii, but in several cases this can only be considered an approximation (e.g. when the error box is not circular). When no accuracy is quoted, it is about one arcsecond or better. Note (5): Name of the optical counterpart. An asterisk followed by a number or letter refers to star number used in the finding chart; "star" refers a star in the finding chart that has not been assigned a number or letter. Note (6): Individual notes for magnitudes: In hmxb.dat: J0529.8-6556: B=14.5,R=13.3 J0532.4-6535: J=11.9,H=11.1, K=10.7 2030+407 : I=20.0 In lmxb.dat: 1550-631 Bmag ≥20. 1552-645 Bmag = 17.5 1636-550 Imag ∼ 18.2 1756-365 Kmag = 15.1 J1810.8-2609: B=21.5, R=19.5 1811-171 Kmag = 12 1820-303 Bmag = 18.7 1837+049 Bmag = 19.2 1915+105 Imag = 23.4 Note (7): Survey catalogues and experiments abbreviations: A: Ariel V sky survey AS: ASCA B: BeppoSAX C: Compton γ-ray Observatory E: Einstein Observatory Exo: Exosat G: Ginga Gr: Granat H: HEAO A-1 sky survey Ha: Hakucho I: Indian X-ray Astronomy Experiment (IXAE) K: Kvant M: Mit OSO-7 sky survey OAO: Orbiting Astronomical Observatory R: ROSAT S: SAS 3 SL: Space Lab T: Tenma U: Uhuru sky survey V: Vela-5 and -6 satellites X: Rossi XTE Note (8): In hmxb.dat: For 1258-613, No. 2 in Mason et al., 1978MNRAS.184P..45M For 1538-522, No. 12 in Schwartz et al., 1978Natur.275..517S Note (9): The printed table gives positions in J2000 or B1950, depending whether the source name stars by a 'J' or not. (All positions were converted to J2000 in the electronic version at CDS)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: [lh]mxbnote.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 16 A16 --- Name Source name 18- 80 A63 --- Note Text of the note (1)
Note (1): The following abbreviations have been used: o, optical; x, X-ray; r, radio; IR, infrared. A reference on the source position is given under 'pos.'. The references code are from [lh]mxbrefs.dat files
Byte-by-byte Description of file: [lh]mxbrefs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- Ref Reference number 5 A1 --- m_Ref [abc] Multiplicity index on Ref for associated reference 7- 25 A19 --- BibCode BibCode 27- 63 A37 --- Aut Author's name 64-176 A113 --- Com Comments
Acknowledgements: Qingzhong Liu
(End) Patricia Bauer [CDS] 27-Mar-2001
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