Catalog of Cepheids from the LMC

We present the Catalog of Cepheids from the LMC. The Catalog contains 1333 objects detected in the 4.5 square degree area of central parts of the LMC. About 3.4×105 BVI measurements of these stars were collected during the OGLE-II microlensing survey. The Catalog data include period, BVI photometry, astrometry, and R_21, φ21 parameters of the Fourier decomposition of I-band light curve.

The vast majority of objects from the Catalog are the classical Cepheids pulsating in the fundamental or first overtone mode. The remaining objects include Population II Cepheids and red giants with pulsation-like light curves.

Tests of completeness performed in overlapping parts of adjacent fields indicate that completeness of the Catalog is very high: >96%. Statistics and distributions of basic parameters of Cepheids are also presented.

Finally, we show the light curves of three eclipsing systems containing Cepheid detected among objects of the Catalog.

Available is an interactive access to Cepheid database, allowing to select objects fulfilling user-given set of criteria and getting data of these objects. All presented data, including individual BVI observations are available from the OGLE Internet archive. See README file there for details.

Any comments about the data and the form of their presentation are welcome as they can improve the future releases of catalogs of variable stars detected by OGLE-II collaboration. Send your messages to this address.

PLEASE cite the following paper when using the data or referring to these OGLE results:
Udalski et al., 1999, Acta Astron., 49, 223.

Click on the LMC image below to see an interactive map of OGLE LMC Cepheids.