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Hipparcos red stars in the HpV_T2 and V I_C systems
For Hipparcos M, S, and C spectral type stars, we provide calibratedinstantaneous (epoch) Cousins V - I color indices using newly derivedHpV_T2 photometry. Three new sets of ground-based Cousins V I data havebeen obtained for more than 170 carbon and red M giants. These datasetsin combination with the published sources of V I photometry served toobtain the calibration curves linking Hipparcos/Tycho Hp-V_T2 with theCousins V - I index. In total, 321 carbon stars and 4464 M- and S-typestars have new V - I indices. The standard error of the mean V - I isabout 0.1 mag or better down to Hp~9 although it deteriorates rapidly atfainter magnitudes. These V - I indices can be used to verify thepublished Hipparcos V - I color indices. Thus, we have identified ahandful of new cases where, instead of the real target, a random fieldstar has been observed. A considerable fraction of the DMSA/C and DMSA/Vsolutions for red stars appear not to be warranted. Most likely suchspurious solutions may originate from usage of a heavily biased color inthe astrometric processing.Based on observations from the Hipparcos astrometric satellite operatedby the European Space Agency (ESA 1997).}\fnmsep\thanks{Table 7 is onlyavailable in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp tocdsarc.u-strasbg.fr ( or viahttp://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?J/A+A/397/997

Stellar radii of M giants
We determine the stellar radii of the M giant stars in the Hipparcoscatalogue that have a parallax measured to better than 20% accuracy.This is done with the help of a relation between a visual surfacebrightness parameter and the Cousins (V - I) colour index, which wecalibrate with M giants with published angular diameters.The radii of(non-Mira) M giants increase from a median value of 50 R_Sun at spectraltype M0 III to 170 R_Sun at M7/8 III. Typical intermediate giant radiiare 65 R_Sun for M1/M2, 90 R_Sun for M3, 100 R_Sun for M4, 120 R_Sun forM5 and 150 R_Sun for M6. There is a large intrinsic spread for a givenspectral type. This variance in stellar radius increases with latertypes but in relative terms, it remains constant.We determineluminosities and, from evolutionary tracks, stellar masses for oursample stars. The M giants in the solar neighbourhood have masses in therange 0.8-4 M_Sun. For a given spectral type, there is a close relationbetween stellar radius and stellar mass. We also find a linear relationbetween the mass and radius of non-variable M giants. With increasingamplitude of variability we have larger stellar radii for a given mass.

Classification and Identification of IRAS Sources with Low-Resolution Spectra
IRAS low-resolution spectra were extracted for 11,224 IRAS sources.These spectra were classified into astrophysical classes, based on thepresence of emission and absorption features and on the shape of thecontinuum. Counterparts of these IRAS sources in existing optical andinfrared catalogs are identified, and their optical spectral types arelisted if they are known. The correlations between thephotospheric/optical and circumstellar/infrared classification arediscussed.

The Near-Infrared NA i Doublet Feature in M Stars
The Na I near-infrared feature has been used to indicate the dwarf/giantpopulation in composite systems, but its interpretation is still anissue of contention. In order to try to understand the behavior of thiscontroversial feature, we study the spectra of cool stars by means ofboth observed and synthetic spectra. We conclude that the Na I infraredfeature can be used as a dwarf/giant indicator. We propose a modifieddefinition of the Na I index by defining a red continuum at 8234 A andby measuring the equivalent width in the range 8172--8197 A, avoidingthe region at lambda > 8197 A, which contains V I, Zr I, Fe I, andTiO lines.

Vitesses radiales. Catalogue WEB: Wilson Evans Batten. Subtittle: Radial velocities: The Wilson-Evans-Batten catalogue.
We give a common version of the two catalogues of Mean Radial Velocitiesby Wilson (1963) and Evans (1978) to which we have added the catalogueof spectroscopic binary systems (Batten et al. 1989). For each star,when possible, we give: 1) an acronym to enter SIMBAD (Set ofIdentifications Measurements and Bibliography for Astronomical Data) ofthe CDS (Centre de Donnees Astronomiques de Strasbourg). 2) the numberHIC of the HIPPARCOS catalogue (Turon 1992). 3) the CCDM number(Catalogue des Composantes des etoiles Doubles et Multiples) byDommanget & Nys (1994). For the cluster stars, a precise study hasbeen done, on the identificator numbers. Numerous remarks point out theproblems we have had to deal with.

Asymptotic giant branch stars near the sun
Available red and near-infrared photometry and apparent motions of M, S,and C asymptotic giant branch (AGB) stars in the Bright Star Catalogueare tabulated and discussed. It is shown that the red and near infraredindices normally used for late-type stars are interchangeable except forcarbon stars. The M-type giants are variable with visual amplitudegreater than 0.05 mag. The reddening-free parameter m2 from Genevaphotometry is essentially a temperature parameter for M giants, whilethe reddening-free parameter d is a sensitive detector of blue stellarcompanions. The space density of AGB stars near the sun decreases by afactor of 35 in a temperature range 3800 to 3400 K. Two of the S starsnear the sun were found to have nearly equal space motions and may becomembers of the Arcturus group.

Long-period variables in the Large Magellanic Cloud. III - Evidence of a kinematic spheroidal population
The velocity dispersion of the old LPVs (33 km/s) indicates that theybelong to a spheroid population. A rotational analysis of various diskpopulations of the LMC (H I, CO clouds, PN, CH stars, clusters, andLPVs) indicates that the transverse velocity of the LMC is about 200km/s in the direction of the Magellanic Stream, that the dynamics of theLMC is dominated by a single rotating disk, and that all populations inthe bar have solid-body rotation. The distribution of outer old LPVvelocities implies a mass of the LMC of approximately equal to or lessthan 6.2 + or - 1.5 x 10 to the 9th solar masses. The old LPV populationhas a mass of 1.1 x 10 to the 8th solar masses, or about 2 percent ofthe LMC's total mass.

IRAS catalogues and atlases - Atlas of low-resolution spectra
Plots of all 5425 spectra in the IRAS catalogue of low-resolutionspectra are presented. The catalogue contains the average spectra ofmost IRAS poiont sources with 12 micron flux densities above 10 Jy.

Optical photometry and spectroscopy of the flare star Gliese 229 ( = HD42581)
Optical flare photometry and a search for spotted variations on the starGl229 are presented. These results rule out the presence of a largescale asymmetric spot distribution and indicate a low level of flareactivity. This is in agreement with other indicators of stellaractivity, including coronal X-ray emission and radiative losses from thelower chromosphere as gauged from the strength of Ca H and K and theBalmer lines.

Catalog of Indidual Radial Velocities, 0h-12h, Measured by Astronomers of the Mount Wilson Observatory
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Narrow-Band and Broad-Band Photometry of Red Stars. III. Southern Giants
Abstract image available at:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?1970ApJ...161..199E&db_key=AST

- and Broad-Band Photometry of Red Stars. Northern Giants
Abstract image available at:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?1967ApJS...14..307E&db_key=AST

The Abundance of Lithium in Early M-Type Stars
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The absolute magnitudes and parallaxes of 410 stars of type M.
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Right ascension:06h07m41.60s
Apparent magnitude:5.31
Distance:217.865 parsecs
Proper motion RA:13.9
Proper motion Dec:58.6
B-T magnitude:7.445
V-T magnitude:5.48

Catalogs and designations:
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Flamsteed19 Lep
HD 1989HD 42042
TYCHO-2 2000TYC 5940-2448-1
USNO-A2.0USNO-A2 0675-02678660
BSC 1991HR 2168
HIPHIP 29048

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