A catalogue of low-mass X-ray binaries in the Galaxy, LMC, and SMC (Fourth edition)

  title={A catalogue of low-mass X-ray binaries in the Galaxy, LMC, and SMC (Fourth edition)},
  author={Q. Z. Liu and J. A. van Paradijs and Edward van den Heuvel},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
We present a new edition of the catalogue of the low-mass X-ray binaries in the Galaxy and the Magellanic Clouds. The catalogue contains source name(s), coordinates, finding chart, X-ray luminosity, system parameters, and stellar parameters of the components and other characteristic properties of 187 low-mass X-ray binaries, together with a comprehensive selection of the relevant literature. The aim of this catalogue is to provide the reader with some basic information on the X-ray sources and… 

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