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V/119          Catalogue of field contact binary stars         (Pribulla+, 2003)

Catalogue of the field contact binary stars. Pribulla T., Kreiner J.M., Tremko J. <Contr. Astron. Obs. Skalnate Pleso, 33, 38 (2003)> =2003CoSka..33...38P
ADC_Keywords: Binaries, eclipsing ; Photometry ; Keywords: contact binaries - photometry - orbital period Abstract: The catalogue of 361 galactic contact binaries is presented. Enlisted contact binaries are divided into five groups according to the type and quality of the available observations and parameters. For all systems the ephemeris for the primary minimum, minimum and maximum visual brightness and equatorial coordinates are given. If available, photometric elements, (M1+M2)*(sin)i3, spectral type, parallax and magnitude of the O'Connell effect are also given. Photometric data for several systems are augmented by new observations. The quality of the available data is assessed and systems requiring modern light-curve solutions are selected. Selected statistical properties of the collected data are discussed. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 189 361 *Catalogue of the field binary stars notes.dat 80 88 Individual notes refs.dat 183 312 References
Note on catalog.dat: about 50 errors corrected from the original table, see the section "History" below.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 9 A9 --- Star Star name 10 A1 --- n_Star [*] *: note detailed in "notes.dat" file 12- 14 A3 --- Type Type of the system (AWEB+PT) (1) 17 I1 --- G [1/5] Group number (G1 to G5) (2) 20- 29 F10.4 d HJD0-2400000 Ephemeris of minimum, minus 2400000 32- 41 F10.8 d Per Period 44- 46 I3 --- N Number of photoelectric and CCD minima available 49- 51 A3 --- Note1 Note on orbital period change (3) 54- 59 F6.4 --- qph ? Photometric mass ratio, m2/m1 62- 65 F4.2 --- f ? Fill-out factor 68- 72 F5.2 deg i ? Inclination 74- 78 I5 K T1 ? Temperature of the primary 81- 85 I5 K T2 ? Temperature of the secondary 88- 92 F5.2 mag DeltaM ? Magnitude of the O'Connell effect (usually explained by spots on the stellar surface) 95- 97 A3 --- Code Code used for the determination of the photometric elements (4) 100-104 F5.3 --- qsp ? Spectroscopic mass ratio (m2/m1) 108-113 F6.3 solMass Mass ? Mass, (m1+m2)*(sin)i3 117-122 A6 --- SpType MK Spectral type of the primary component 127-128 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 129 A1 --- --- [:] 130-131 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 132 A1 --- --- [:] 133-134 I2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 136 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 137-138 I2
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