High-Mass X-Ray
Binaries Catalog

Name: High-mass X-Ray binaries (14k)
Low-mass X-Ray binaries (19k)
Contributor: Patricia Pitts (
Date submitted: Feb 1, 2001

The objects described in this catalog are X-Ray binaries, i.e., semi-detached binary stars in which matter is transferred from a usually more or less normal star to a neutron star or black hole. Thus, cataclysmic variables are not included. The tables provide basic information of the systems, including V magnitude, B-V and U-B colors, X-ray fluxes, and orbital periods. The tables contain 124 low-mass and 69 high mass X-ray binaries. Two user-defined symbols are included inthe .sdd file.