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J/A+A/534/A109   MCXC Meta-Catalogue X-ray galaxy Clusters  (Piffaretti+, 2011)

The MCXC: a Meta-Catalogue of X-ray detected Clusters of galaxies. Piffaretti R., Arnaud M., Pratt G.W., Pointecouteau E., Melin J.-B. <Astron. Astrophys. 534, A109 (2011)> =2011A&A...534A.109P
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, galaxy ; X-ray sources ; Positional data ; Redshifts ; Combined data ; Cross identifications Keywords: X-rays: galaxies: clusters - cosmology: observations - large-scale structure of Universe - galaxies: cluster: general - catalogs Abstract: We present the compilation and properties of a meta-catalogue of X-ray detected clusters of galaxies, the MCXC. This very large catalogue is based on publicly available ROSAT All Sky Survey-based (NORAS, REFLEX, BCS, SGP, NEP, MACS, and CIZA) and serendipitous (160SD, 400SD, SHARC, WARPS, and EMSS) cluster catalogues. Data have been systematically homogenised to an overdensity of 500, and duplicate entries from overlaps between the survey areas of the individual input catalogues are carefully handled. The MCXC comprises 1743 clusters with virtually no duplicate entries. For each cluster the MCXC provides three identifiers, a redshift, coordinates, membership in the original catalogue, and standardised 0.1-2.4keV band luminosity L500, total mass M500, and radius R500. The meta-catalogue additionally furnishes information on overlaps between the input catalogues and the luminosity ratios when measurements from different surveys are available, and gives notes on individual objects. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file mcxc.dat 323 1743 MCXC catalogue (table2 of the paper)
See also: IX/10 : ROSAT All-Sky Bright Source Catalogue (1RXS) (Voges+ 1999) IX/15 : Einstein EMSS Survey (Gioia+ 1990, Stocke+ 1991) I/221 : The Magellanic Catalogue of Stars - MACS (Tucholke+ 1996) J/ApJS/129/435 : NORAS galaxy cluster survey. I. (Bohringer+, 2000) J/ApJ/580/774 : X-ray galaxy clusters behind the Milky Way (Ebeling+, 2002) J/ApJS/140/239 : RASS: clusters of galaxies around SGP (Cruddace+, 2002) J/MNRAS/301/881 : The ROSAT brightest cluster sample - I. (Ebeling+, 1998) J/MNRAS/318/333 : Extended ROSAT Bright Cluster Sample (Ebeling+ 2000) J/ApJS/162/304 : ROSAT NEP X-ray source catalog (Henry+, 2006) J/ApJ/594/154 : 160 square degree ROSAT survey (Mullis+, 2003) J/ApJS/172/561 : The 400d cluster Survey (Burenin+, 2007) J/ApJS/140/265 : WARPS survey. VI. (Perlman+, 2002) J/ApJS/176/374 : WARPS-II Cluster catalog. VII. (Horner+, 2008) J/A+A/425/367 : REFLEX Galaxy Cluster Survey catalogue (Boehringer+, 2004) J/ApJS/126/209 : Bright SHARC survey cluster catalog (Romer+, 2000) J/MNRAS/341/1093 : The Southern SHARC catalogue (Burke+, 2003) J/ApJS/140/265 : WARPS survey. VI. (Perlman+, 2002) J/ApJS/176/374 : WARPS-II Cluster catalog. VII. (Horner+, 2008) Byte-by-byte Description of file: mcxc.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- MCXC MCXC name (JHHMM.m+DDMM) 14- 31 A18 --- OName Other name 33- 86 A54 --- AName Alternative name 88- 89 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 91- 92 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 94- 97 F4.1 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 99 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 100-101 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 103-104 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 106-107 I2 arcsec DEs [0/60] Declination (J2000) 109-115 F7.3 deg RAdeg Right ascension (J2000) 117-123 F7.3 deg DEdeg Declination (J2000) 125-131 F7.3 deg GLON Galactic longitude 133-139 F7.3 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 141-146 F6.4 --- z Redshift 148-159 A12 --- Cat Catalogue name 161-172 A12 --- Sub-Cat Sub-catalogue name 174-178 F5.3 kpc/arcsec Scale Scale 180-188 F9.6 10+37W L500 X-ray luminosity in 10^44^erg/s (1) 190-196 F7.4 10+14Msun M500 Total mass (1) 198-204 F7.4 Mpc R500 Characteristic radius (1) 206-247 A42 --- Notes Notes (losStr = line of sight structure) 249-260 A12 --- Cat1 First overlapped catalog 262-273 A12 --- Cat2 Second overlapped catalog 275-286 A12 --- Cat3 Third overlapped catalog 288-299 A12 --- Cat4 Fourth overlapped catalog 301-305 F5.3 --- L500r1 ? Luminosity ratio L500/L(500,MCXC) for first catalogue overlapped 307-311 F5.3 --- L500r2 ? Luminosity ratio L500/L(500,MCXC) for second catalogue overlapped 313-317 F5.3 --- L500r3 ? Luminosity ratio L500/L(500,MCXC) for third catalogue overlapped 319-323 F5.3 --- L500r4 ? Luminosity ratio L500/L(500,MCXC) for fourth catalogue overlapped
Note (1): the quantities are: * R500 is the radius within which the mean over-density of the cluster is 500 times the critical density at the cluster redshift. * L500 = a*Ltot, where a is the ratio L500/Ltot for a luminosity profile model based in the average gas density profile derived from the representative X-ray cluster sample REXCESS (2009A&A...498..361P) * M500 = 4/3π*(R500)3*500ρc(z), where ρc(z) is the critical density (ρc(z)=3H(z)2).
Acknowledgements: Rocco Piffaretti, rocco.piffaretti(at) History: * 05-Sep-2011: Original version * 12-Nov-2011: Missing declination sign "DE-" was fixed in 6 clusters J0458.9-0029 J1013.6-0054 J1013.7-0006 J1042.4-0008 J1415.2-0030 J1516.5-0056; the Abell numbers have been homogenized in the "ANames" column as "ANNNN" or "SNNNN". (communicated by Heinz Andernach, Univ. Guanajuato, Mexico)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 05-Sep-2011
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