Ritter, H. and Kolb, U.
Cataclysmic binaries, LMXBs, and related objects B/cb.
Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
Cataclysmic Binaries are semi-detached binaries consisting of a white dwarf or a white dwarf precursor primary and a low-mass secondary which is filling its critical Roche lobe. The secondary is not necessarily unevolved, it may even be a highly evolved star as for example in the case of the AM CVn-type stars.
Low-Mass X-Ray Binaries are semi-detached binaries consisting of either a neutron star or a black hole primary, and a low-mass secondary which is filling its critical Roche lobe.
Related Objects are detached binaries consisting of either a white dwarf or a white dwarf precursor primary and of a low-mass secondary. The secondary may also be a highly evolved star.
The catalogue lists coordinates, apparent magnitudes, orbital parameters, stellar parameters of the components and other characteristic properties of 647 cataclysmic binaries, 85 low-mass X-ray binaries and 169 related objects with known or suspected orbital periods together with a comprehensive selection of the relevant recent literature. In addition the catalogue contains a list of references to published finding charts for 864 of the 901 objects, and a cross- reference list of alias object designations. Literature published before 01 October 2006 has, as far as possible, been taken into account. Updated information will be provided regularly, currently every mine months.
Old editions include catalogue (5th edition), (6th edition) and (7th edition); the successive versions of the 7th edition are available in dedicated subdirectories.
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