Volume 374, Number 1, July IV 2001
|Page(s)||132 - 150|
|Section||Interstellar and circumstellar matter|
|Published online||15 July 2001|
CCD photometry and astrometry for visual double and multiple stars of the HIPPARCOS catalogue*
III. CCD photometry and differential astrometry for 253 southern "intermediate" systems
Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van België, Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussel, Belgium e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Observatoire de Besançon, 41 bis, avenue de l'Observatoire, BP 1615, 25010 Besançon Cedex, France e-mail: email@example.com
Corresponding author: P. Lampens, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 11 April 2001
We present new astrometric and photometric data for 253 visual double stars of the "intermediate" class, i.e. with angular separations in the range 1 to 15 arcsec. The multi-colour observations were obtained in 1992-94 as part of the ESO Key Programme "Visual Double Stars" performed at La Silla Observatory (Chile). Differential magnitudes and colours have been secured in a systematic way while component magnitudes and colour indices have been determined in the V and I passbands of the Cousins standard system in good photometric conditions only. Internal and mean external errors are smaller than respectively 0.01 mag and a few hundreths of a magnitude (typically less than 0.03 mag). Relative positions are obtained as a by-product with internal errors of the order of 0.006´´in angular separation (corresponding to pixel width ) and 0.07°in position angle. Final accuracies are thoroughly discussed: we illustrate the overall excellent quality of the data and estimate the quality degradation for angular separations barely larger than the width of the seeing disk.
Key words: techniques: photometric / astrometry / stars: imaging / stars: binaries: visual / stars: fundamental parameters
© ESO, 2001
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