Volume 404, Number 1, June II 2003
|Page(s)||301 - 303|
|Section||Stellar structure and evolution|
|Published online||26 May 2003|
Catalogue of cataclysmic binaries, low–mass X-ray binaries and related objects (Seventh edition)
Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, 85741 Garching, Germany
2 Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK
Corresponding author: H. Ritter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 29 January 2003
The catalogue lists coordinates, apparent magnitudes, orbital parameters, and stellar parameters of the components and other characteristc properties of 472 cataclysmic binaries, 71 low–mass X-ray binaries and 113 related objects with known or suspected orbital periods together with a comprehensive selection of the relevant recent literature. In addition, the catalogue contains a list of references to published finding charts for 635 of the 656 objects, and a cross–reference list of alias object designations. Literature published before 1 January 2003 has, as far as possible, been taken into account. All data can be accessed via the dedicated catalogue webpage at http://www.mpa-garching.mpg.de/RKcat/ and http://physics.open.ac.uk/RKcat/ and at CDS via anonymous ftp to cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (184.108.40.206) or via http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?J/A+A/404/301. We will update the information given on the catalogue webpage regularly, initially every six months.
Key words: catalogs / stars: novae, cataclysmic variables / stars: binaries: close
© ESO, 2003
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