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Volume 398, Number 2, February I 2003
Page(s) 721 - 729
Section Formation and evolution of planetary systems
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20021674

A&A 398, 721-729 (2003)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20021674

Statistical cataloging of archival data for luminosity class IV-V stars

I. The epoch 2001 temperature catalog
B. J. Taylor

Department of Physics and Astronomy, N283 ESC, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602-4360, USA
(Received 2 July 2002 / Accepted 14 November 2002)

This paper is one of a pair in which temperatures and metallicity catalogs for class IV-V stars are considered. The temperature catalog described here is derived from a calibration based on stellar angular diameters. If published calibrations of this kind are compared by using color-index transformations, temperature-dependent differences among the calibrations are commonly found. However, such differences are minimized if attention is restricted to calibrations based on Johnson V-K. A calibration of this sort from Di Benedetto (1998) is therefore tested and adopted. That calibration is then applied to spectroscopic and photometric data, with the latter predominating. Cousins R-I photometry receives special attention because of its high precision and low metallicity sensitivity. Testing of temperatures derived from the calibration suggests that their accuracy and precision are satisfactory, though further testing will be warranted as new results appear. These temperatures appear in the catalog as values of $\theta \equiv 5040/T$(effective). Most of these entries are accompanied by measured or derived values of Cousins R-I. Entries are given for 951 stars.

Key words: catalogs -- stars: fundamental parameters

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