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2006AJ....131..621G - Astron. J., 131, 621-632 (2006/January-0)

A catalog of 1022 bright contact binary stars.


Abstract (from CDS):

In this work we describe a large new sample of contact binary stars extracted in a uniform manner from sky patrol data taken by the ROTSE-I telescope. Extensive ROTSE-I light-curve data are combined with J-, H-, and K-band near-infrared data taken from the Two Micron All Sky Survey to add color information. Contact binary candidates are selected using the observed period-color relation. Candidates are confirmed by visual examination of the light curves. To enhance the utility of this catalog, we derive a new J-H period-color-luminosity relation and use this to estimate distances for the entire catalog. From these distance estimates we derive an estimated contact binary space density of 1.7±0.6x10–5/pc3.

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Journal keyword(s): Stars: Binaries: Close - Catalogs - Stars: Variables: Other

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/AJ/131/621): tab1.dat lc/*>

Nomenclature: Catalog: [GGM2006] NNNNNNNN N=1022.

Simbad objects: 1033

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