Be Star Atlas Objects List Field Descriptions

Objects List Field Descriptions

Name - Common name of object oberved.

HR - HR number, from Bright Star Catalogue (Hoffleit 1982)

HD - HD number, from Bright Star Catalogue (Hoffleit 1982)

Spect Type - Spectral Type & Luminosity Class (Hoffleit 1982)

V - V Magnitude (Hoffleit 1982)

vsini - Rotational velocity (km/sec) (Slettebak 1982) or u = Uesugi & Fukuda (1982)

d(pc) - Distance in parsecs (Hipparcos 1997)

#Obs - Number of PBO/HPOL Observations from 1989-1994

#CCD - Number of HPOL/CCD (3300A-11000A) observations of this object (observations since 1995)

WUP - Did WUPPE (1450A-3200A) observe this object?

Var - Variable polarization: a) < 0.1% b) 0.1% - 0.3% c) 0.3% - 0.5% d) 0.5% - 1.0% e) > 1.0%
( The first designation is for the 1985-1994 data set, the second includes the CCD data (starts in 1995).)

BJ - Balmer Jump: Yes - shows Balmer Jump; No - no Balmer Jump; Var - Yes and No Balmer Jump

PA - Position Angle Wavelength Dependence: Flat PA or Variable PA

Ha - H-alpha in emission (em), absorption (abs), variable (var), or none (none)

IntrinsicPA - Intrinsic component of the Position Angle

Interstellar Pmax - Maximum Percent Polarization of Interstellar Component

Interstellar PA - Position Angle of Interstellar Component

Interstellar Lmax - Wavelength of Maximum Percent Polarization of Interstellar Component

Method - Method used to determine intrinsic position angle: Var=Polarization Variability, BJ=Balmer Jump, Ha=H-alpha,

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