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The New Version of the Binary Star Database (BDB)

Open Astronomy. 2012;21(3):309-318 DOI 10.1515/astro-2017-0389

 

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Journal Title: Open Astronomy

ISSN: 2543-6376 (Online)

Publisher: De Gruyter

LCC Subject Category: Science: Astronomy

Country of publisher: Poland

Language of fulltext: English

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS


Kaygorodov P. (Institute of Astronomy, Russian Acad. Sci., 48 Pyatnitskaya, Moscow 119017, Russian Federation)

Debray B. (Institut UTINAM, CNRS UMR 6213, Observatoire de Besançon, Université de Franche-Comté, 41 bis Avenue de l'Observatoire, F-25010 Besançon, Cedex, France)

Kolesnikov N. (Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow 119991 GSP-1, Russian Federation)

Kovaleva D. (Institute of Astronomy, Russian Acad. Sci., 48 Pyatnitskaya, Moscow 119017, Russian Federation)

Malkov O. (Institute of Astronomy, Russian Acad. Sci., 48 Pyatnitskaya, Moscow 119017, Russia Russian Federation)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The Binary star database contains data on about 100 000 stellar systems of multiplicity 2 to 22, taken from a large variety of published catalogues for all types of binary stars: visual, orbital, astrometric, interferometric, spectroscopic, photometric, eclipsing, etc. Positional, kinematic, photometric, spectroscopic, orbital and astrophysical parameters are provided when available. The database can be queried by identifier, coordinates, catalogue and stellar/orbital parameters (including binary type) of objects. Lists of objects can be submitted as well. Also, the database provides links to some other online services, both of general purpose and on binary stars. A pilot version of BDB can be accessed at http://bdb.inasan.ru