The results of speckle interferometric measurements of binary and multiple stars conducted in 2008 and 2009 at the Blanco and SOAR 4 m telescopes in Chile are presented. A total of 1898 measurements of 1189 resolved pairs or sub-systems and 394 observations of 285 un-resolved targets are listed. We resolved for the first time 48 new pairs, 21 of which are new sub-systems in close visual multiple stars. Typical internal measurement precision is 0.3 mas in both coordinates, typical companion detection capability is Δm ~ 4.2 at 0farcs15 separation. These data were obtained with a new electron-multiplication CCD camera; data processing is described in detail, including estimation of magnitude difference, observational errors, detection limits, and analysis of artifacts. We comment on some newly discovered pairs and objects of special interest.
The Astronomical Journal
- Pub Date:
- February 2010
- binaries: general;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- Accepted for publication in Astronomical Journal. Tables 4,5,7 will be published electronically, they are available in full from the authors