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V/110         Catalog of Cataclysmic Variables     (Downes+ 2001)

A catalog and atlas of cataclysmic variables: the living edition. Downes R.A., Webbink R.F., Shara M.M., Ritter H., Kolb U., Duerbeck H.W. <Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac. 113, 764 (2001)> =2001PASP..113..764D
ADC_Keywords: Atlases ; Stars, variable ; Binaries, cataclysmic Abstract: The Catalog and Atlas of Cataclysmic Variables (Edition 1: Downes & Shara; Edition 2: Downes, Webbink, & Shara) has been a valuable source of information for the cataclysmic variable community. However, the goal of having a central location for all objects is slowly being lost as each new edition is generated. There can also be a long time delay between new information becoming available on an object and its publication in the catalog. To eliminate these concerns, as well as to make the catalog more accessible, we have created a Web site which will contain a "living" edition of the catalog. We have also added orbital period information, as well as finding charts for novae, to the catalog. This catalogue supersedes the previous versions of 1997 (Cat. V/94) and 1993 (Cat. V/79) File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 145 1314 A catalog of cataclysmic variables refs.dat 394 1254 References
See also: http://icarus.stsci.edu/~downes/cvcat : A catalog and atlas of cataclysmic variables home page Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 9 A9 --- GCVS GCVS-Name 11- 12 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 13 A1 --- --- [:] 14- 15 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 16 A1 --- --- [:] 17- 21 F5.2 s RAs ? Right ascension (J2000) 23 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 24- 25 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 26 A1 --- --- [:] 27- 28 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 29 A1 --- --- [:] 30- 33 F4.1 arcsec DEs ? Declination (J2000) 35- 37 I3 deg GLAT ? Galactic latitude 39- 45 A7 --- VarType Type of variability of the object (1) 47- 53 F7.2 --- OutDate ? Year of outburst (for novae) 55 A1 --- l_Maxmag Limit flag on Maxmag 56- 59 F4.1 mag Maxmag ? Maximum value of magnitude range 60 A1 --- f_Maxmag Band of Maxmag (2) 61 A1 --- --- [-] 62 A1 --- l_Minmag Limit flag on Minmag 63- 66 F4.1 mag Minmag ? Minimum value of magnitude range 67 A1 --- u_Minmag Uncertainty flag on Minmag 68 A1 --- f_Minmag Band of Minmag (2) 70- 74 A5 --- refCoo Chart number of Coordinate reference (3) 75- 82 A8 --- ref(Coo) Coordinate reference code 83 A1 --- f_ref(Coo) [*] Comment, see note (G1) 85- 92 A8 --- ref(CV) Reference code to the CV classification 93 A1 --- f_ref(CV) [*V/] *: Comment, see note (G1) /: two references 94-100 A7 --- ref(CV)2 Second Reference code to the CV classification 101 A1 --- f_ref(CV)2 [*] Comment, see note (G1) 102-109 A8 --- ref(Cha) Chart reference code (5) 110 A1 --- u_ref(Cha) Uncertainty flag on ChR 111 A1 --- f_ref(Cha) [*] Comment, see note (G1) 113-120 A8 --- ref(Spe) Spectrum reference code (6) 121 A1 --- n_ref(Spe) [SX] Note on ref(Spe) (6) 122 A1 --- u_ref(Spe) Uncertainty flag on SpR (6) 123 A1 --- f_ref(Spe) [*] Comment, see note (G1) 125-145 A21 --- Names Discovery or common alternative (non-GCVS) designation for the object
Note (1): Variability type definitions: UG U Gem variable (dwarf nova) UGZ U Gem variable (Z Cam subtype) UGSS U Gem variable (SS Cyg subtype) UGSU U Gem variable (SU UMa subtype) UGWZ U Gem variable (WZ Sge subtype) N nova NA fast nova NB slow nova NC very slow nova NR recurrent nova NRA recurrent nova - giant donor (Webbink et al., 1987ApJ...314..653W) NRB recurrent nova - non-giant donor (Webbink et al., 1987ApJ...314..653W) SN possible supernova with no galaxy visible NL novalike variable NLV novalike variable (V Sge subtype; Steiner and Diaz, 1998PASP..110..276S) UX novalike variable (UX UMa subtype) VY novalike variable (VY Scl subtype - systems which undergo low states) AM AM Herculis variable (synchronous rotators) DQ DQ Herculis variable (non-synchronous rotators) CV cataclysmic variable (no type classification) CBSS close binary supersoft x-ray source IBWD interacting binary white dwarf M Mira variable I Irregular variable UV UV Ceti-type star Z AND symbiotic variable (Z And subtype) NON-CV not a cataclysmic variable (although once classified as such) NON-EX non-existent object PEC peculiar : uncertain :: very uncertain Note (2): Magnitude range: For novae, the primary sources are Duerbeck (1987SSRv...45....1D) Duerbeck (2001, private communication), while for the non-novae, the catalog of Ritter and Kolb (1998, Cat. V/99) is the prime source. When no other references to brightness were available, the GCVS values are used. The magnitude definitions are: U: Johnson U B: Johnson B V: Johnson V R: Johnson R I: Johnson I c: unfiltered CCD f: m(2200) g: Gunn g h: Hipparcos magnitude system i: Gunn i j: SRC j (unfiltered IIIa-J) p: photographic r: red s: Sloan g* u: m(1400) v: visual Note (3): Reference to the coordinates code, RefCoo: Entries of consisting of the letter C followed by a four-character code correspond to plate-IDs from the HST Guide Star survey Note (5): Chart reference code: Note that the identifications of the CVs are based on the published charts (or in some cases coordinates only), and have not been independently verified by the authors. Note (6): Spectrum reference code: A suffix of S indicates a spectrum in quiescence, while a suffix of X indicates a spectrum in outburst. Whenever available, the quiescent spectrum was chosen for the catalog over an outburst spectrum. A colon (:) following the reference indicates that: (i) the spectrum is only described, (ii) the spectrum is a glass plate tracing, or (iii) the reference is unconfirmed (only for a few novae in Duerbeck's atlas)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 8 A8 --- Ref Reference code 10- 28 A19 --- BibCode BibCode 30- 58 A29 --- Aut Author's name 60-394 A335 --- Com Comments
Global notes: Note (G1): *: There is a comment in the on-line version of the catalog, at http://icarus.stsci.edu/~downes/cvcat/ , when using search mode
History: * 10-Apr-2002: Copied at http://icarus.stsci.edu/~downes/cvcat * 23-Jun-2005: RA of SDSS J023322.61+005059.5 (was 02 32 22.63) and Dec of RX J0507.1-6743 (was -65 43 11) corrected.
(End) Patricia Bauer [CDS] 10-Apr-2002
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