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V/59      Cataclysmic Binaries, LMXBs and related objects, 5th Ed. (Ritter 1990)

Catalogue of cataclysmic binaries, low-mass X-ray binaries and related objects (5th edition). RITTER H.: 1990 <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 85, 1179 (1990)> =1990A&AS...85.1179R
ADC_Keywords: Binaries, cataclysmic Abstract: The catalogue lists coordinates, magnitudes, orbital parameters, stellar parameters of the components and other characteristic properties of 168 cataclysmic binaries, 36 low-mass X-ray binaries and 28 related objects with known or suspected orbital periods together with a comprehensive selection of the relevant literature that appeared after 1986. In addition the catalogue contains a list of references to published finding charts for 222 of the 232 objects. A cross-reference list of object designations concludes the catalogue. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog 214 168 *Cataclysmic binaries in machine-readable format print 129 4409 *Catalogue in print-out format
Note on catalog: this table doesn't contain the low-mass X-ray binaries, nor the related objects. Note on print: The first character is for Fortran carriage control ('0' is linefeed, '1' is formfeed). In order to obtain a proper printout the length of the forms should allow for up to 64 lines per page and the width sufficient to print 128 columns. Page numbers are given in columns 128-129. The errors listed in the "note added in proof" of the original paper were corrected. * The file can easily be transformed into a printable file on a Unix station with the shell command: awk 'BEGIN{c[0]="\n";c[1]="\f"}{print c[substr($0,1,1)] substr($0,2)}' print
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- Name Object name 14- 25 A12 --- Alias Alternative name 27- 28 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 (hours) 30- 31 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 33- 36 F4.1 s RAs ?Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 38 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 39- 40 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 42- 43 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 45- 46 I2 arcsec DEs ? Declination J2000 (seconds) 48 A1 arcsec e_DEs [1-9A-F] Accuracy of the coordinates, in hexadecimal number (A=10") 50- 51 A2 --- Type1 Type of the object (1) 52 A1 --- u_Type1 [?] Uncertainty flag on Type1 53- 54 A2 --- Type2 Second Type of the object (1) 55 A1 --- u_Type2 [?] Uncertainty flag on Type2 57- 58 A2 --- Type3 Third Type of the object (1) 60- 61 A2 --- Type4 Fourth Type of the object (1) 63 A1 --- l_mag1 Limit flag on mag1 64- 67 F4.1 mag mag1 ?=99.9 MAG1 (see "print" file page 13) 68 A1 --- x_mag1 [B] Indication on mag1 (2) 70 A1 --- l_mag2 [>] Limit flag on mag2 71- 74 F4.1 mag mag2 ?=99.9 MAG2 (see "print" file page 13) 75 A1 --- x_mag2 [B] Indication on mag2 (2) 77 A1 --- l_mag3 Limit flag on mag3 78- 81 F4.1 mag mag3 ?=99.9 MAG3 (see "print" file page 13) 82 A1 --- x_mag3 [B?:] Indication on mag3 (2) 84 A1 --- l_mag4 [>] Limit flag on mag4 85- 88 F4.1 mag mag4 ?=99.9 MAG4 (see "print" file page 13) 89 A1 --- x_mag4 [B:] Indication on mag4 (2) 91- 93 I3 d T1 ? typical time interval between outbursts 94 A1 --- n_T1 [-:] may be ":" or "-", when a maximum value T1upper is available 95- 96 I2 d T1upper ? Maximum value of T1 98-102 I5 d T2 ? Time interval between superoutbursts 103 A1 --- u_T2 [?:] Uncertainty flag on T2 104-112 F9.6 d Per1 ? Orbital period, in days 113 A1 --- u_Per1 [*:] ":" means uncertain value, and a "*" means spectroscopic period 114-122 F9.6 d Per2 ? Second period in days (see "print" file) 123 A1 --- u_Per2 Uncertainty flag (:) on Per2 125-133 F9.4 s Per3 ? Third Period (see "print" file) in seconds 134 A1 --- n_Per3 [:QT] Transient note (3) 136-146 F11.4 s Per4 ? Fourth Period (see "print" file) in seconds 148 A1 --- EBflag [12D] occurence of eclipses (see "print" file) 150 I1 --- SBflag [1/2]? Type of spectroscopic binary 152-159 A8 --- Sp2 Spectral type of the secondary (4) 162-165 A4 --- Sp1 Spectral type of the primary (4) 167-171 F5.2 --- M1/M2 ? Mass ratio M1/M2 172 A1 --- u_M1/M2 Uncertainty flag (:) on M1/M2 174-177 F4.2 --- e_M1/M2 ? error of M1/M2 179 A1 --- l_i [<] Limit flag on i 180-183 F4.1 deg i ? Orbital inclination 184 A1 --- u_i Uncertainty flag (:) on i 186-189 F4.1 deg e_i ? Mean error on i 191 A1 --- l_M1 Limit flag on M1 192-195 F4.2 solMass M1 ? Mass of the primary 196 A1 --- u_M1 Uncertainty flag (:) on M1 198-201 F4.2 solMass e_M1 ? Mean error on M1 203-207 F5.3 solMass M2 ? Mass of the secondary 208 A1 --- u_M2 Uncertainty flag (:) on M2 210-214 F5.3 solMass e_M2 ? Mean error on M2
Note (1): see "print" file, pages 12-13 Note (2): a "B" means that the magnitude is blue (visual otherwise) a "?" or ":" means that the value is uncertain Note (3): "Q" means occurence of transient quasi-periodic oscillations "T" means transient ":" means unaccurate Note (4): the rightmost number indicates the luminosity class, i.e. 1=I 2=II 3=III 4=IV 5=V 6=VI
See also: V/82 : compilation of cataclysmic binaries with known or suspected orbital periods (Ritter H., Kolb U., in "X-ray Binaries", Cambridge Astrophys. Ser. No 26) References: Ritter H., 1984, A&AS 57, 385 (3rd edition) (Catalogue: V/37) Ritter H., 1987, A&AS 70, 335 (4th edition)
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 17-Aug-1995
The document above follows the rules of the Standard Description for Astronomical Catalogues.From this documentation it is possible to generate f77 program to load files into arrays or line by line

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