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Volume 422, Number 3, August II 2004
Page(s) 1023 - 1029
Section Stellar structure and evolution
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20047172

A&A 422, 1023-1029 (2004)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20047172

Multicolour CCD measurements of nearby visual double stars. II

A. Strigachev1, 2 and P. Lampens2

1  Institute of Astronomy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 72 Tsarigradsko Shosse Blvd., 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
    e-mail: anton@astro.bas.bg
2  Royal Observatory of Belgium, Av. Circulaire 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
    e-mail: Anton.Strigachev@oma.be;Patricia.Lampens@oma.be

(Received 30 January 2004 / Accepted 13 April 2004 )

We present accurate CCD astrometric and photometric data for 31 nearby visual double stars in the standard filters BVRI. The observations were collected with a 1.3-m telescope in 2001-2002. The results consist of relative astrometric positions (epoch, angular separation and position angle) and differential BVRI photometry of the components. Mean errors are: 0.01´´ for the separation; 0.06° for the position angle; and 0 $\fm$015 for the photometric data. Comparing the relative positions at different epochs, we evaluate the physical association of the systems. We additionally derive fractional masses and true separations for the most probable binary systems and, whenever orbits are available, also total and component masses.

Key words: stars: binaries: visual -- techniques: photometric -- stars: fundamental parameters

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