Volume 442, Number 3, November II 2005
|Page(s)||1135 - 1138|
|Section||Catalogs and data|
|Published online||14 October 2005|
High-mass X-ray binaries in the Magellanic Clouds
Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Nanjing 210008, PR China e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Astronomical Institute, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Accepted: 11 July 2005
We present a catalogue of high-mass X-ray binaries in the Magellanic Clouds. The catalogue lists source name(s), coordinates, apparent magnitudes, orbital parameters, and X-ray luminosity of 128 high-mass X-ray binaries, together with stellar parameters of the components, other characteristic properties and a comprehensive selection of the relevant literature. The aim of this catalogue is to provide easy access to the basic information on the X-ray sources and their counterparts in other wavelength ranges (UV, optical, IR, radio). Most of the sources are identified to be Be/X-ray binaries. Some sources, however, are only tentatively identified as high-mass X-ray binaries on the basis of a transient character and/or a hard X-ray spectrum. Further identification in other wavelength bands is needed to finally determine the nature of these sources. In cases where there is some doubt about the high-mass nature of the X-ray binary this is mentioned. Literature published before 1 May 2005 has, as far as possible, been taken into account.
Key words: stars: early-type / X-rays: binaries / Magellanic Clouds / catalogs
© ESO, 2005
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