Robust detection of CID double stars in SDSS⋆
Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles
2 Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1001, USA
3 Department of Astronomy, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1580, USA
4 Département de Physique, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), 1050 Brussels, Belgium
5 Collège Saint-Hubert, 1170 Brussels, Belgium
Received: 11 April 2016
Accepted: 11 May 2016
Aims. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) offers a unique possibility of not only detecting colour induced displacement (CID) double stars but also confirming these detections.
Methods. Successive cuts are applied to the SDSS data release (DR) 12 database to reduce the size of the sample under consideration. The resulting dataset is then screened with a criterion based on the distance and orientation of the photocentres in different photometric bands.
Results. About 3200 distinct objects are classified as CID double stars, 40 of which are confirmed with at least a second detection. A consistency check further validates these detections.
Key words: binaries: general / astrometry / methods: data analysis
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