VII/99 Radial Velocities of Galaxies (Palumbo+ 1986)
Catalogue of Radial Velocities of Galaxies Palumbo G.G.C., Tanzella-nitti G., Vettolani G. <Gordon and Breach (Ed) (1983; revised 1986)>
ADC_Keywords: Galaxy catalogs ; Radial velocities Description: This catalog lists coordinates, names, and radial velocities for 8250 galaxies scattered over the whole sky. Both optical and radio measures are included. The individual values are given as published, with a reference to each, but no unpublished data are included. An attempt was made to obtain the most accurate coordinates for each object rather than relying on the source papers. In addition to the positions and heliocentric velocities, the catalog contains a name of the galaxy, whether the observation is made by radio or optically, the mean error of the velocity, a correction for the galactic motion of the Sun, and comments. This electronic version is a slightly improved version compared to the published one, and contains more names. References and notes are not included, and the user must refer to the printed version to get them. See also: File Summary: File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 75 17250 Catalogue of radial velocities of galaxies
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 2 I2 h RAh Right Ascension 1950 (hours) 4- 5 I2 min RAm Right Ascension 1950 (minutes) 7- 8 I2 s RAs Right Ascension 1950 (seconds) 11 A1 --- DE- Declination 1950 (sign) 12- 13 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 (degrees) 15- 19 F5.2 arcmin DEm Declination 1950 (minutes) 21- 37 A17 --- Name *Galaxy name 39 A1 --- oType [OR] Type of observation: Radio or Optical 42 A1 --- --- [(] Matching left parenthesis 43- 48 I6 km/s RV ? Heliocentric radial Velocity 49 A1 --- u_RV *[)W] Wrong or low confidence RV 51- 53 I3 km/s e_RV ? Mean error on RV 56- 59 I4 km/s dRV ? Galactic correction to RV 63- 65 I3 --- r_RV *? Reference number 69- 75 A7 --- Com *Comments
Note on Name: the NGC number is always given first if present ; the Index Catalogue (IC) number follows whenever applicable. Other names listed: ZW : Zwicky lists of compact galaxies (Zwicky and Zwicky, 1971, Zurich; Zwicky et al., 1975AJ.....80..545Z). ZW-S indicates Zwicky's southern survey. MRK : Markarian galaxies, DDO : David Dunlap Observatory galaxies (van den Bergh 1959PDDO....2..145V and 1966AJ.....71..922V) ARP : Arp peculiar galaxies (catalog VII/74) VV : Vorontsov-Velyaminov interacting objects (1959, Moscow ; 1977A&AS...28....1V) KDG : Karachentsev double galaxies (cat. VII/77) HOL : Holmberg double and multiple galaxies (1937AnLun...6....1H) M : Messier numbers 3CR : Radiogalaxies (see Spinrad, 1985PASP...97..932S) A : in a very few cases, anonymous classification has been used as in the RC1 (Reference catalogue of Bright Galaxies, de Vaucouleurs and de Vaucouleurs, 1964). Note on u_RV: W: Measurement that was successively recognized as wrong by the author(s). These values, although unreliable, have been included in order to prevent the reader from using them. ): (parenthesized value): low confidence in quoted velocity Note on r_RV: references are only available in the printed version of the catalog. Note on Com: the following compact comments may occur: *: When an asterisk appears a note is present at the end of the catalogue (available in the printed version only). SEYF: Seyfert galaxy. Sources for this classification are Khachikian and Weedman (1974ApJ...192..581K), Weedman (1977ARA&A..35...69W), Markarian (1977A&A....58..139M) as well as more recent spectral information given in some of the references quoted. DIS: Discrepant velocity. It indicates that the quoted velocity differs by more than 750km/s (i.e., five times a formal optical error of 150km/s) from the first reported velocity, usually a 21-cm high accuracy measurement. If the velocity of the galaxy is greater than 10,000km/s the flag indicates a 3000km/s discrepancy. Some of the discrepancies in RV can be ascribed to serious errors such as inappropriate line identification in the spectra or misidentification of the object. HII REG or KNOT: This is not a morphological comment about the structure of the galaxy. It simply indicates that the reported spectrum was taken on a bright knotty region of the galaxy rather than on its nucleus. These comments may be incomplete due to lack of details in published papers. If this comment appears on the first line it implies that all radial velocities listed under those coordinates refer to the same HII region or Knot. Radial velocities referring to the nucleus of the galaxy containing that HII region or Knot appear under a separate heading. F G: This label identifies galaxies in the optical field of a radiosource that are not associated with the radio source itself, although their coordinates in this catalogue could be the same as those of the radiosource. XYZ: Peculiar names. In order not to overcrowd Column 3, some peculiar names given to galaxies either historically or by their discoverer are given in this column. All Messier's numbers for instance, are given here. All names (shortened in this column) are listed in full in Appendix 9.1 of the printed catalogue. In the case of groups, only the western component is identified; the other components follow. This also holds for groups given in the appendices.
History: The printed version was published in 1983 (c) 1983 Gordon and Breach, Science Publishers, Inc. but the electronic version is dated 1986. Acknowledgements: Thanks are due to Dr Giorgio G.C. Palumbo, who kindly supplied the catalog on magnetic tape to CDS in November 1986.
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 12-Jul-1996
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