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2002A&A...393..183B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 393, 183-193 (2002/10-1)

A catalogue of calibrator stars for long baseline stellar interferometry.


Abstract (from CDS):

Long baseline stellar interferometry shares with other techniques the need for calibrator stars in order to correct for instrumental and atmospheric effects. We present a catalogue of 374 stars carefully selected to be used for that purpose in the near infrared. Owing to several convergent criteria with the work of Cohen et al. (1999AJ....117.1864C), this catalogue is in essence a subset of their self-consistent all-sky network of spectro-photometric calibrator stars. For every star, we provide the angular limb-darkened diameter, uniform disc angular diameters in the J, H and K bands, the Johnson photometry and other useful parameters. Most stars are type III giants with spectral types K or M0, magnitudes V=3-7 and K=0-3. Their angular limb-darkened diameters range from 1 to 3mas with a median uncertainty as low as 1.2%. The median distance from a given point on the sky to the closest reference is 5.2°, whereas this distance never exceeds 16.4° for any celestial location.

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Journal keyword(s): catalogs - stars: fundamental parameters - instrumentation: interferometers - techniques: interferometric

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/A+A/393/183): catalog.dat>

Simbad objects: 374

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