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J/other/BSAO/57.5  2MASS-selected Flat Galaxy Catalog (2MFGC) (Mitronova+, 2004)

The 2MASS-selected Flat Galaxy Catalog Mitronova S.N., Karachentsev I.D., Karachentseva V.E., Jarrett T.H., Kudrya Yu.N. <Bulletin of the Special Astrophysical Observatory, 57, 5-163 (2004)> =2004BSAO...57....5M
ADC_Keywords: Galaxy catalogs ; Galaxies, IR ; Morphology ; Photometry, infrared Keywords: catalogs: galaxies - galaxies: fundamental parameters - infrared: galaxies Abstract: An all-sky catalog of 18020 disc-like galaxies is presented. The galaxies are selected from the Extended Source Catalog of the Two Micron All-Sky Survey (XSC 2MASS) basing on their 2MASS axial ratio a/b≥3. The Catalog contains data on magnitudes of a galaxy in the J, H, Ks bands, its axial ratio, positional angle, index of luminosity concentration, as well as identification of the galaxy with the LEDA and the NED databases. Unlike the available optical catalogs, the new 2MFGC catalog seems to be more suitable to study cosmic streaming on a scale of z∼0.1. The dipole moment of distribution of the bright (K<11mag) 2MFGC objects (l=227°, b=41° or SGL=90°, SGB=-43°) lies within statistical errors (±15°) in the direction of the IRAS dipole and the optical RFGC dipole. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe   ` " 80 . This file catalog.dat 96 18020 *2MASS-selected Flat Galaxy Catalog (2MFGC)
Note on catalog.dat: Note that 2870 2MFGC galaxies, i.e. 16%, are not presented in the known catalogs. (H.A. 09/06)
See also: II/246 : 2MASS All-Sky Catalog of Point Sources (Cutri+ 2003) J/other/AstBu/70.24 : Updated 2MFGC catalog (Mitronova+, 2015) Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 I5 --- 2MFGC Galaxy number 7- 8 I2 h RAh Right Ascension (J2000.0) 9- 10 I2 min RAm Right Ascension (J2000.0) 11- 15 F5.2 s RAs Right Ascension (J2000.0) 16 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000.0) 17- 18 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000.0) 19- 20 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000.0) 21- 24 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000.0) 26- 30 F5.1 arcsec r K-band fiducial elliptical Kron radius 32- 36 F5.2 mag Jmag ? J-band fiducial elliptical Kron magnitude 38- 42 F5.2 mag Hmag ? H-band fiducial elliptical Kron magnitude 44- 48 F5.2 mag Ksmag Ks-band fiducial elliptical Kron magnitude 50- 52 F3.2 --- b/a Axis ratio (b/a) for the J+H+K combined image ("super" coadd) 54- 56 F3.2 --- b/a1 Axis ratio (b/a) averaged by the individual J, H, and K-band images; 58- 60 I3 deg PA [-90/90] Positional angle in degrees for the "super" coadd image measured towards NE (+) and NW (-) (1) 62- 65 F4.1 --- CI J-band concentration index (3/4 vs 1/4 light radii) 67- 73 I7 --- LEDA ? Galaxy number in the LEDA database 75- 76 F2.1 arcmin Dist2L ? Distance from the 2MASS center to the LEDA object 78- 93 A16 --- NED Galaxy name in the NED database 95- 96 F2.1 arcmin Dist2N ? Distance from the 2MASS center to the NED object center
Note (1): PA=0 does not stand for "unknown"; all PA values are meant to be measured.
Acknowledgements: Heinz Andernach (catalog a889 in his collection)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 15-Sep-2006
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