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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
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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 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 139 A1 --- --- [:] 140-141 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 142 A1 --- --- [:] 143-144 I2 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 148-152 F5.2 mas plx ? Parallax 156-159 F4.2 mas e_plx ? rms uncertainty on plx 163-168 F6.3 mag Vmax ? Maximum visual magnitude 170-174 F5.2 mag Vmin ? Minimum visual magnitude 177-183 A7 --- r_Star References, in refs.dat file 185-189 A5 --- Notes Additional informations (5)
Note (1): The systems are classified according to the Binnendijk (1970VA.....12..217B) scheme: the systems with the primary minimum being the transit are of the A type, systems with the primary minimum being the occultation are of the W type. Contact binaries with hot components of the OB spectral type are assigned as E type. Systems in which the components are in physical but not in thermal contact (represented by W Crv) are denoted by B (reminding β Lyrae LC). The type of the eclipses is also given: P = partial, T = total. Note (2): The contact binary stars are divided into five groups depending on available data: 1: systems with both spectroscopic and photometric orbits 2: systems without reliable photometry but with spectroscopic orbit 3: systems with photometric orbit 4: systems with unresolved photoelectric or CCD light curve 5: systems without good CCD or photoelectric light curves but with frequent observations of minima which allowed to determine reliable ephemeris. Note (3): Observed orbital period chance are coded as follows: v: orbital period is variable v!: fast or complicated variation of the orbital period 3b: orbital period is modulated by the light-time effect 3b?: orbital period is probably modulated by the light-time effect ":" uncertain or spurious period "::" very uncertain or unreliable period Note (4): The following code is used for the determination of the photometric elements: WD: various versions of the W&D program (see Wilson & Devinney, 1971ApJ...166..605W) L2: LIGHT2 software (Hill & Rucinski, 1993, in Light Curve Modeling of Eclipsing Binary Stars, E.F. Milone (ed.), Springer-Verlag, 135) LT: LIGHT software (Hill, 1979PDAO...15..298H) BM: Binary Maker 2.0 (Bradstreet, 1993, Binary Maker 2.0, Dept. of Physics, Eastern College, St. Davis) W3: WUMA3 code (Rucinski, 1976PASP...88..244R) WDp: Adapted W&D code using the Price algorithm (see Barone et al., 1993ApJ...407..237B), grid search or genetic algorithms WDr: W&D code taking into account radiation pressure (see Drechsel et al., 1995A&A...294..723D) BS: BINSYN code (see Vinko et al., 1996MNRAS.280..489V) using the Price algorithm ME: Maximum entropy mapping (see Hendry & Mochnacki, 2000ApJ...531..467H) DJ: Djurasevic's (1992Ap&SS.196..241D, 1992Ap&SS.197...17D) code EL: Wood's (1972, A Computer Program for Modeling Non-Spherical Eclipsing Binary Systems, Greenbelt, U.S.A., Goddard Space Flight Center) ellipsoidal model KO: Kopal's (1982Ap&SS..81..123K, 1982Ap&SS..81..411K) Fourier analysis method An additional parameter "s" denotes objects were a simultaneous fit of the radial velocities and light curves has been performed Note (5): Additional informations has the following meaning: H: Hipparcos discovery R: ROTSE discovery mv: member of the visual pair (at least triple system) ms: third or multiple components to the system found in the spectra A: unsure equatorial coordinates of the system (uncertainty >0.1') C: star in cluster 7: For BH CMi only, not explicited in the paper
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
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1- 9 A9 --- Star Star name 11- 80 A70 --- Note Text of the note
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
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1- 3 I3 --- Ref Reference number 5- 23 A19 --- BibCode BibCode 25- 58 A34 --- Aut Author's name 60-183 A124 --- Com Comments
History: Copied from * 22-Nov-2004: a comparison with Simbad revealed 41 errors which have been corrected: 1. The positions were expressed in 1950 equinox for the following stars: AR Boo, V757 Cen, DK Cyg, V532 Mon, ER Ori. 2. The following names were replaced: V1 Aqr ⟹ MU Aqr V1 Aql ⟹ V1647 Aql V1 Ari ⟹ AW Ari V1 Aur ⟹ V535 Aur V1 Boo ⟹ GM Boo V2 Boo ⟹ GN Boo V3 Boo ⟹ GQ Boo V4 Boo ⟹ GR Boo V1 Cam ⟹ LR Cam V31 Cam ⟹ LT Cam V32 Cam ⟹ LV Cam V1 CVn ⟹ DH CVn V1 CMi ⟹ CW CMi V1 Com ⟹ LO Com V2 Com ⟹ LP Com V1 Cyg ⟹ V2280 Cyg V2 Cyg ⟹ V2282 Cyg V3 Cyg ⟹ V2284 Cyg V4 Cyg ⟹ V2294 Cyg V1 Her ⟹ V1044 Her V2 Her ⟹ V1053 Her V3 Her ⟹ V1055 Her V4 Her ⟹ V1062 Her V5 Her ⟹ V1067 Her V6 Her ⟹ V1073 Her V1 Lib ⟹ KQ Lib V1 Lyr ⟹ V574 Lyr V2 Lyr ⟹ V579 Lyr V3 Lyr ⟹ V580 Lyr V4 Lyr ⟹ V582 Lyr V1 Mon ⟹ V843 Mon V1387 Ori ⟹ V1383 Ori V1 Peg ⟹ V396 Peg V1 Psc ⟹ DZ Psc V2 Psc ⟹ EE Psc V1 Sex ⟹ VY Sex In addition, the positions of the following stars seem to be in error: V676 Aql, V784 Aql, DN Aur, EY Cas, MT Cas, V366 Cas, V440 Cas, IP Cep, V1193 Cyg, MS Her, V687 Her, V2203 Oph, V1353 Ori, BX Peg, FG Sct, AG Vir
(End) James Marcout, Patricia Bauer [CDS] 22-Sep-2003
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