Eclipsing Binary Stars in the OGLE-II SMC Fields

We present the catalog of 1459 eclipsing binary stars detected in the central 2.4 square degree area of the Small Magellanic Cloud during the OGLE-II microlensing search.

The sample includes objects brighter than I=20 mag with periods ranging from about 0.3 to 250 days. The average completeness of the catalog is about 80%. Statistics of the entire sample and well detached systems, suitable for distance determination, are also presented.

The catalog, finding charts and BVI photometry data for all objects are available from OGLE Internet archive. See README file there for details.

Users of these data are kindly requested to send us a short note. Any comments about the data and the form of their presentation are also 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., 1998, Acta Astron., 48, 563.