Standard Galactic Field RR Lyrae. I. Optical to Mid-infrared Phased Photometry

Andrew J. Monson, Rachael L. Beaton, Victoria Scowcroft, Wendy L. Freedman, Barry F. Madore, Jeffrey A. Rich, Mark Seibert, Juna A. Kollmeier, Gisella Clementini

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We present a multi-wavelength compilation of new and previously published photometry for 55 Galactic field RR Lyrae variables. Individual studies, spanning a time baseline of up to 30 years, are self-consistently phased to produce light curves in 10 photometric bands covering the wavelength range from 0.4 to 4.5 microns. Data smoothing via the GLOESS technique is described and applied to generate high-fidelity light curves, from which mean magnitudes, amplitudes, rise times, and times of minimum and maximum light are derived. 60,000 observations were acquired using the new robotic Three-hundred MilliMeter Telescope (TMMT), which was first deployed at the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, CA, and is now permanently installed and operating at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. We provide a full description of the TMMT hardware, software, and data reduction pipeline. Archival photometry contributed approximately 31,000 observations. Photometric data are given in the standard Johnson UBV, Kron-Cousins , 2MASS JHK, and Spitzer [3.6] and [4.5] bandpasses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number96
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume153
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017

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Monson, A. J., Beaton, R. L., Scowcroft, V., Freedman, W. L., Madore, B. F., Rich, J. A., ... Clementini, G. (2017). Standard Galactic Field RR Lyrae. I. Optical to Mid-infrared Phased Photometry. Astronomical Journal, 153(3), [96]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/153/3/96
Monson, Andrew J. ; Beaton, Rachael L. ; Scowcroft, Victoria ; Freedman, Wendy L. ; Madore, Barry F. ; Rich, Jeffrey A. ; Seibert, Mark ; Kollmeier, Juna A. ; Clementini, Gisella. / Standard Galactic Field RR Lyrae. I. Optical to Mid-infrared Phased Photometry. In: Astronomical Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 153, No. 3.
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