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VII/119             Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC)   (Paturel+ 1989)

Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC) Paturel G., Fouque P., Bottinelli L., Gouguenheim L. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 80, 299 (1989)> =1989A&AS...80..299P
ADC_Keywords: Galaxy catalogs Description: This "catalog of principal galaxies" constitutes the basis of the "Third Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies" (RC3). It lists equatorial coordinates for the equinoxes 1950 and 2000 and cross identifications for 73197 galaxies. Of the 73197 galaxies, 40932 have coordinates with standard deviations of less than ten arcsec. Listed are 131,601 names from the 38 most common sources. These data are given when available: morphological descriptions, apparent major and minor axes, apparent magnitudes, radial velocities, and position angles. Related data: VII/137B : Third Reference Catalogue of bright galaxies (RC3) File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file pgc.dat 142 77141 The PGC catalogue
See also: http://leda.univ-lyon1.fr : the Lyon/Meudon Extragalactic Database Byte-by-byte Description of file: pgc.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 I5 --- PGC [1/73197]+= PGC Number (3) 7- 8 I2 h RAh []? Right Ascension B2000 (hours) (1) 9- 10 I2 min RAm []? Right Ascension B2000 (minutes) (1) 11- 14 F4.1 s RAs []? Right Ascension B2000 (seconds) (1) 15 A1 --- DE- Declination B2000 (sign) (1) 16- 17 I2 deg DEd []? Declination B2000 (degrees) (1) 18- 19 I2 arcmin DEm []? Declination B2000 (minutes) (1) 20- 21 I2 arcsec DEs []? Declination B2000 (seconds) (1) 23- 24 I2 h RA1950h []? Right Ascension 1950 (hours) (1) 25- 26 I2 min RA1950m []? Right Ascension 1950 (minutes) (1) 27- 30 F4.1 s RA1950s []? Right Ascension 1950 (seconds) (1) 31 A1 --- DE1950- Declination 1950 (sign) (1) 32- 33 I2 deg DE1950d []? Declination 1950 (degrees) (1) 34- 35 I2 arcmin DE1950m []? Declination 1950 (minutes) (1) 36- 37 I2 arcsec DE1950s []? Declination 1950 (seconds) (1) 38 A1 --- u_DEs [*] An asterisk indicates coordinates with standard deviations less than 10arcsec (1) 40- 43 A4 --- MType Morphological type class; see section 3.1 of the publication for details (1) 44- 49 F6.1 arcmin MajAxis []? Major axis diameter at 25mag/arcsec2 (1) 50 A1 --- u_MajAxis [:?*] Uncertainty (:?) or accuracy (*) flag on MajAxis (1) 51 A1 --- --- [x] separation character (1) 52- 56 F5.1 arcmin MinAxis []? Minor axis diameter at 25mag/arcsec2 (1) 57 A1 --- u_MinAxis [:?*] Uncertainty (:?) or accuracy (*) flag on MinAxis (1) 60- 63 F4.1 mag Btot []? Apparent total magnitude; see section 3.3 of the publication for details (1) 64 A1 --- u_Btot [*] An asterisk indicates magnitudes with accuracy less than 0.3mag (1) 67- 71 I5 km/s HRV []? Heliocentric Radial Velocity (1) 72 A1 --- u_HRV [*] An asterisk indicates velocities with standard deviations less than 30km/s (1) 74- 76 I3 deg PA [0/180[? Position Angle from North eastward in 1950 frame (1) 78- 93 A16 --- Name1 Name of galaxy in other sources (2) 94-109 A16 --- Name2 Name of galaxy in other sources (2) 110-125 A16 --- Name3 Name of galaxy in other sources (2) 126-141 A16 --- Name4 Name of galaxy in other sources (2) 142 A1 --- Cont [+] if a continuation record exists (1)
Note (1): field empty for continuation lines, i.e. preceding line has a '+' in byte 142 Note (2): acronyms and references for designations are given in Table 2 of the publication Note (3): the PGC number is repeated for continuation line, i.e. when line has a '+' in byte 142
Historical Notes: * A copy of the catalogue on magnetic tape was provided to CDS by G. Paturel * 03-Oct-1995: description standardized at CDS
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 03-Oct-1995
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