A&A Supplemement series, Vol. 129, April I 1998, 83-85
Received September 3; accepted September 29, 1997
H. Ritter - U. Kolb
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Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 1, D-85740 Garching, Germany
Astronomy Group, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
The catalogue lists coordinates, apparent magnitudes, orbital parameters, stellar parameters of the components and other characteristc properties of 318 cataclysmic binaries, 47 low-mass X-ray binaries and 49 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 394 of the 414 objects. A cross-reference list of alias object designations concludes the catalogue. Literature published before 30 June 1997 has, as far as possible, been taken into account.
keywords: catalogs -- novae, cataclysmic variables -- binaries: close -- X-rays: stars