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V/90           Catalogue of X-Ray Binaries                   (van Paradijs 1995)

A Catalogue of X-Ray Binaries van Paradijs J. <in 'X-ray Binaries', Lewin W.H.G., van Paradijs J., van den Heuvel E.P.J., Eds., Cambridge University Press, Chapter 14, p. 536-577, 1995, ISBN 0 521 41684 1 (1995)>
ADC_Keywords: Binaries, X-ray; X-ray sources Description: The objects described in this catalog are X-Ray binaries, i.e., semi-detached binary stars in which matter is transferred from a usually more or less normal star to a neutron star or black hole. Thus, cataclysmic variables are not included. The tables provide basic information of the systems as well as selected references. The tables contain 124 low-mass and 69 high mass X-ray binaries. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table1.dat 271 124 Low mass X-ray binaries (LMXB) tab1ref.dat 108 681 Notes and References to table1.dat table2.dat 271 69 High mass X-ray binaries (HMXB) tab2ref.dat 108 445 Notes and References to table2.dat table3.dat 28 141 Cross references from often used nomenclature refs.dat 78 1339 References
See also: V/82 : Cataclysmic binaries (Ritter+ 1995) J/A+AS/147/25 : High-mass X-ray binaries (Liu+ 2000) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table1.dat, table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- ID *Source name (as hhmm±ddd) 13- 25 A13 --- alt Alternate source name 26- 37 A12 --- opt_src1 *Opt. counterpart name or location in finding chart 38- 48 A11 --- opt_src2 *Opt. counterpart name or location in finding chart 49- 50 I2 h RAh Right Ascension -hours (B1950) 53- 54 I2 min RAm Right Ascension -minutes 55- 58 F4.1 s RAs ?Right Ascension - seconds (accurate to 0.1s) 59 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (B1950) 60- 61 I2 deg DEd Declination degrees 62- 63 I2 arcmin DEm ?Declination arc minutes 64- 65 I2 arcsec DEs ?Declination arc seconds (accurate to 1arcsec) 66- 72 F7.2 deg GLON Galactic Longitude (accurate to 0.1 deg) 73- 78 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic Latitude 79- 84 A6 --- src_info *combination of src_pos and acc_pos, where src_pos = spectral region for positional data acc_pos = positional accuracy indication 85- 89 A5 --- type *[ABDGPTUZ(?) ] source type code 90- 98 A9 --- origin *[ACExoGrHaKMORSLTUV, ] catalogs/experiments listing/detecting source 99 A1 --- L/H [LH]! L = LMXB ; H = HMXB 100-114 A15 --- r_chart reference code to finding chart 115-123 A9 mag Vmag visual magnitude optical counterpart 124-132 A9 mag B-V (B-V) color index optical counterpart 133-137 A5 mag U-B (U-B) color index optical counterpart 138-141 A4 mag Other_mag Other magnitude value 142-157 A16 --- IDOthrmag identification of the Other_mag 158-168 A11 --- Sp Spectral type optical counterpart (HMXB only) 169-176 A8 mag E(B-V) Estimate for interstellar reddening 177-187 A11 uJy F(X) *X-ray flux 188-192 A5 uJy F(X)lo *X-ray flux lower limit range 193-196 A4 uJy F(X)hi *X-ray flux upper limit range 197-203 A7 --- P Orbital period (unit in unit_P field) 204 A1 s Ppulse Pulse period for pulsars 205-224 A20 --- unit_P unit of Orbital period 225-242 A18 --- r_photomtry reference codes for the photometry 243-256 A14 --- r_F(X) reference codes for the X-ray fluxes 257-271 A15 --- r_P reference codes for Orbital and Pulse periods
Note on ID: The source name gives rough information on its B1950 position using the convention hhmm+ddd where hh and mm are the hours and minutes of right ascension, ddd the declination in units of 0.1 degree. In some cases more or less accurate positions were given. A prefix J indicated that the name was based on J2000 coordinates. Note on origin: The following codes were used [with reference codes]: A: Ariel V sky survey [795=1981MNRAS.197..893M, 1255=1981MNRAS.197..865W] C: Compton gamma-ray Observatory E: Einstein Observatory Exo: Exosat G: Ginga Gr: Granat H: HEAO 1 A-1 sky survey [1305=1984ApJS...56..507W] Ha: Hakucho K: Kvant M: MIT OSO-7 sky survey [754=1979ApJS...39..573M] OAO: Orbiting Astronomical Observatory R: Rosat S: SAS-3 SL: Space Lab T: Tenma U: Uhuru sky survey [333=1978ApJS...38..357F] V: Vela-5 and -6 satellites. Note on type: Codes for source type: A: atoll source (11 LMXBs) [437=1989A&A...225...79H] B: X-ray burst source (42 LMXBs) D: 'dipping' LMXBs (9) G: globular cluster X-ray source (12 LMXBs) P: X-ray pulsar (3 LMXBs, 29 HMXBs) T: transient X-ray source (41 LMXBs, 30 HMXBs) U: ultrasoft X-ray spectrum (17 LMXBs, 3 HMXBs). These sources include black-hole candidates; some extreme ultra-soft (EUS) source may be white dwarfs on whose surface steady nuclear burning takes place [1184=1992A&A...262...97V] Z: Z-type (6 LMXBs) Note on src_info: src_pos: Spectral region that observations were taken for position determination: o: optical x: X-ray r: radio IR: infrared A reference on the source position is given in tab1ref.dat after the key 'pos'. Also included is an indication of the accuracy of that position, in the form of an equivalent (90% confidence level) error radius which can only be considered and approximation (e.g. when the error box is not circular). When no accuracy is quoted it is about one arcsec or better. Note on opt_src1, opt_src2: Names of optical counterpart, or an asterisk followed by a star number which refers to the star numbers used in the finding chart; the word 'star' refers to a star in the finding chart that has not been given a number or letter. The r_chart column contains the reference to the finding chart. Many optical counterparts have been indicated with a variable-star name, as given in the 'General Catalogue of Variable Stars' (ADC ID's: 2139B, 2172B, 2195) and in recent name lists of variable stars as published in the 'IAU Information Bulletin on Variable Stars', or a number in a well-known catalogue (e.g., HD, SAO). For X-ray sources in globular clusters, the cluster name is given, in addition to the name of a stellar counterpart. Note on F(X), F(X)hi, F(X)lo: The flux is given in units of 1 micro Jansky , which is 10**(-29) erg cm**(-2) s**(-1) Hz**(-1) = 2.4 x 10**(-12) erg cm-**(2) s-**(1) keV**(-1)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: tab*ref.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- ID Source identification 17-108 A92 --- note notes to the table for the source
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 13 A13 --- alt Variable star, GX number, Globular Cluster or constellation 15- 26 A12 --- ID Source identification 28 A1 --- table table number
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- refcode code number for reference 7- 78 A72 --- reftext text of reference
History: The catalog was received by the ADC in the form of the original tables. All formatting characters were removed, the notes were placed in a separate file and the data fields were reorganized. The RA and DEC in the tables were reformatted to conform to the same format by expanding decimals where necessary into minutes or seconds. In this process some indication of the positional accuracy has been lost. The tables were checked for consistency with the data format tables. Please report any data that differ from the published tables in any other respects.
(End) N. Paul Kuin [NASA/ADC] 09-Jan-1997
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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