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Table 2

Symbols used in classification entry to the catalogue of FORS1 magnetic field measurements.

Symbol Description

First field: evolution state
PM (probable or certain) pre-main-sequence star
MS main sequence star, MK luminosity class IV or V
GS giant star, MK luminosity class III
SG supergiant star, MK luminosity class I or II
SD (hot) subdwarf
CP central star of planetary nebula
WD white dwarf
?? star of unknown evolutionary state
Second field: temperature class
A5, B9, etc. temperature (spectral) class according to MK or HD system
DA7, DB3, etc. temperature class according to white dwarf system of Sion et al. (1983)
CV cataclysmic variable system (nova, dwarf nova, etc.)
Third field: distinctive characteristics
AM metallic-line (Am) star
AP star of the Ap (peculiar A) spectroscopic class
BCEP early B-type β Cep pulsating star
CSD star showing evidence of a circumstellar debris disk
CV cataclysmic variable system (nova, dwarf nova, etc.)
DSCT δ Sct star, a late A-type pulsating main sequence star
E presence of emission lines, especially in Hα
EB eclipsing binary system
FKCOM FK Com variable (rapidly rotating cool giant)
FLS flare star
FP O stars with the Of?p peculiarity
HES a star showing abnormally strong He lines for its effective temperature
HEW a star showing abnormally weak He lines for its effective temperature
HGMN a late B-type star showing the HgMn class of spectral peculiarities
HIPM a high proper motion star
LPS standard of linear polarisation
M a star in which a magnetic field has definitely been detected (not necessarily with FORS1)
NOV nova
P peculiar (often chemically peculiar)
ROAP rapidly oscillating Ap star (roAp star)
SB spectroscopic binary system
SPB slowly pulsating B star
V variable
XRB X-ray binary system

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