To accommodate the differing needs of
ease of viewing vs. ease of use by computer,
several output versions of the catalog are organized on this page.
(Note that not all versions may be equally up-to-date.)
Paper in PASP describing the catalog: The CHARA Catalog of Orbital Elements of Spectroscopic Binary Stars by Taylor, Stuart F.; Harvin, James A.; McAlister, Harold A. (see link for full reference; paper published May 2003, though given early electronic release).
The CHARA Spectroscopic Binary Star Catalog, main text (tab-delimited) output version. (02 May 2003, current version, Aug 2003)
This is the main version (though occasionally one of the other versions generated may be more recently updated, this plain text version is the version most carefully checked). See the Readme file for explanation of the headers.
Readme file explaining format of catalog.
Other versions in different formats:
More easily viewed text format (secondary version) where column widths have been limited to aid viewing. Information is lost in the truncation, so consider this file to only be an aid to viewing; I plan to only occasionally regenerate this version, therefore, it may not be the fully up-to-date version (last generated 02 May 2002). An additional Truncated-Version-Readme explains this secondary version.
The CHARA Spectroscopic Binary Star Catalog, temporary comma-delimited text output version. (21Apr2003)
For those who prefer a more visually appealing view of the catalog:
Coming in a better format, but still under construction for web release:
The CHARA Spectroscopic Binary Star Catalog, temporary display version.
MS Excel version of catalog as of 2003 Jun 26.
Errata , starting with an interesting correction by D. Stickland of orbital elements by an earlier prominent astronomer, with a VERY different period.
(This page) Organizing index page for The CHARA Spectroscopic Binary Star Catalog.
Files with bookkeeping comments (for internal use).
Last modified: 03 Jun 2003