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VIII/3      An Optical Catalogue of Radio Galaxies       (Burbidge+ 1979)

An Optical Catalogue of Radio Galaxies Burbidge G., Crowne A.H. <Astrophys. Journ. Suppl. 40, 583 (1979)> =1979ApJS...40..583B
ADC_Keywords: Galaxies, radio; Redshifts; Radio sources; Galaxy catalogs Description: This catalog contains basic optical information on all known radio galaxies (with L[radio] greater than about 10**[41] ergs/s) that had been identified as of 1979 and for which measured redshifts were available. The data include the right ascension and declination (1950); galaxy (optical) type; visual magnitude; photoelectric colors; redshift (z) and the spectral lines on which the redshift measurements were based; coordinate designations; radio flux and frequency; radio spectral index; other names; and the references for the galaxy identification, photometric data, redshift, radio flux, radio spectral index, and radio map number. Note that the ADC version of this catalog differs somewhat from the original printed catalog in that some fields were added or modified and other fields reordered. In addition to the catalog data file itself, two additional files containing the list of references for the catalog are also available. The first reference list is in alphabetical order, and the second is in numerical order. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 272 495 Radio sources identified with optical galaxies refs.dat 130 412 References in numeric order
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- 11 F5.2 s RAs ? Right Ascension 1950 (seconds) 12 I1 --- q_RAs *Precision indicator of the right ascension 13 A1 --- DE- Declination 1950 (sign) 14- 15 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 (degrees) 17- 18 I2 arcmin DEm ? Declination 1950 (minutes) 20- 23 F4.1 arcsec DEs ? Declination 1950 (seconds) 24 I1 --- q_DEs *Precision indicator of declination 25- 27 I3 --- refID ?Reference identification number (file "refs") 28 A1 --- EqPos *[ R] Code for equatorial position 29- 31 I3 --- FCRnum ? Finder chart reference number (file "refs") 33- 36 A4 --- OptType *Optical type code 38- 39 A2 --- Rdesc *Radio description 41- 45 F5.2 mag Vmag *? Visual magnitude. 47- 51 F5.2 mag B-V ? Photoelectric colors if available 53- 57 F5.2 mag U-B ? Photoelectric colors if available 59- 61 I3 --- r_Vmag ? Reference for photometric data (file "refs") 63- 68 F6.4 --- Z *Redshift. 69 A1 --- n_Z *[CQ ] Redshift (cf. bytes 63-68) qualifier 70- 71 A2 --- LineType *Spectral lines type 73- 80 A8 --- Name *Coordinate designation 81- 83 I3 --- r_Z Redshift (z) reference number (file "refs") 85- 91 F7.2 Jy S(freq) ?Radio flux at frequency given in bytes 93-96. 93- 96 I4 MHz freq ?Frequency in MHz (408 for most entries) 98-100 I3 --- r_S(freq) ?Reference for radio flux (cf. bytes 85-91) 102-106 F5.2 --- Sp-Index *? Radio spectral index between 408 & 1400 MHz 108-110 I3 --- r_Sp-Index ? Reference for spectral index (file "refs") 112-114 I3 --- MapRef ? Primary reference for radio map number 115 A1 --- SIcode *[AB ] Code for spectral index range. 116-117 I2 --- SpNum *Number of spectral lines 118-157 A40 --- Lines *List of 20 coded spectral lines. 158-159 I2 --- NumRef Number of additional references. 160-219 A60 --- Arefs *Additional references 220-269 A50 --- Alias *Other names 270-272 I3 --- Seq [1,495] Sequential counter.
Note on q_RAs: Precision indicator of the right ascension; the right ascension is given as HH MM SS.ss with eight possible significant digits. The precision indicator identifies how many of these eight digits are given as blank (i.e. not known) and so may vary between zero and eight. Note on q_DEs: Precision indicator of declination: the declination is given as DD MM SS.S with seven possible significant digits. The precision indicator identifies how many of these seven digits are given as blank (i.e. not known) and so may vary between zero and seven. Note on EqPos: Code for equatorial position: blank = optical position given taken primarily from papers reporting the redshift and identification papers. R = radio position given ("*" in published catalogue). Note on OptType: Optical type code - left justified in field. The type codes and their statistics are given in "Table A-2" section below. All types and cluster information (cf. bytes 38-39) is drawn from either the identification reference (cf. bytes 25-27) or the redshift reference (cf. bytes 81-83). Note on Rdesc: Radio description which is no longer used. If these bytes are not blank then given object is in a cluster. The radio description codes and their statistics are given in "Table A-3" section below. Note on Vmag: Visual magnitude. These values are very uncertain since very few photometric measurements have been made. Note on Z: Redshift. Most of the redshifts listed are uncorrected for galactic rotation. Note on n_Z: Redshift (cf. bytes 63-68) qualifier: blank - if the value of the redshift (z) is not corrected for galactic rotation. "C" - if z is corrected ("*" in published catalogue) "Q" - if unknown if z has been corrected ("?" in published catalogue). Note on LineType: Spectral lines type: "A" - if absorption lines. "E" - if emission lines. "AE"- if absorption and emission. Where no spectral-line lists have been published but mention has been made of the appearance of absorption or emission, it is noted with an "A" or "E" in these bytes. Note on Name: Coordinate designation given as HHMMSDDX based on equatorial coordinates at epoch B1950.0 where: HH = hours of right ascension MM = minutes of right ascension S = sign of the declination DDX= declination (unit=0.1deg) Note on Sp-Index: Radio spectral index between 408 and 1400 MHz. The spectral index alpha is defined by S(nu) = K. nu**(-alpha) In the published catalogue the symbol ">" following the value of the spectral index indicates a range between 408 and 5000 MHz and the symbol "<" indicates a range between 178 and 408 MHz. No attempt has been made to extrapolate where fluxes have been given at other frequencies (cf. byte 115). Note on SIcode: Code for spectral index range. This code is for the symbols ">" and "<" as defined above in bytes 102-106. The ">" is coded as an "A" and the "<" is coded as a "B". This byte is blank if other than these two spectral indices. See the file "refs". Note on SpNum: Number of spectral lines used in the computation of the value of the redshift. This number ranges from 0 to 20. Note on Lines: List of 20 coded spectral lines. The coded values range from 01 to OR and are defined in "Table A-4" section below. The N (cf. bytes 116-117) coded values are at the beginning of this field and the remaining bytes are blank. Note on Arefs: Additional references are five characters each where the first three represent the reference number (file "refs") and the two letter code for the type of reference as follows: ID - identification FC - finder chart Z - redshift S - radio flux (S) SI - radio spectral index (SI) M - radio map Note on Alias: Other names - maximum of seven names separated by commas with no embedded blanks. "Table A-1" section below gives the codes used in these fields along with their full reference to the published literature.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- RefNum *Reference number 4 A1 --- --- [.] period character ("."). 6-130 A125 --- Text *Text of References
Note on RefNum: Reference number which ranges from 1-414 but only 412 references. Note on Text: References in format usually found in the astronomical literature.
Table A-1: Designations of other names coded plus references to the published source catalogue/list ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coded Name Catalogue/List and Reference ------------------------------------------------------------------------- AO Arecibo Occultation Survey, 430 and 195 MHz. Hazard, C., Gulkis, S., and Bray, A. D. 1967, Ap.J., 148, 669. Hazard, C., Gulkis, S., Sutton, J. 1968, Ap.J., 154, 413. Gulkis, S., Sutton, J., and Hazard, C. 1969, Ap.J., 157, 1047. Lang, K. R., Sutton, J., Hazard, C., and Gulkis, S. 1970, Ap.J., 160, 17. B2 Second Bologna Catalog of Radio Sources, 408 MHz. Colla, G., et al. 1973, Astr. Ap. Suppl., 11, 291. Colla, G., et al. 1970, Astr. Ap. Suppl., 1, 281. Colla, G., et al. 1972, Astr. Ap. Suppl., 7, 1. CTA Caltech Radio Survey, List A, 960 MHz. Harris, D. E., and Roberts, J. A. 1960, Pub. A.S.P., 72, 237. CTD Caltech Radio Survey, List D, 1421 MHz. Kellermann, K. I., and Read, R. B. 1965, Pub. Owens Valley Radio Obs., 1, No. 2,1. DA Dominion Radio Observatory Survey, List A, 1420 MHz. Galt, J. A., and Kennedy, J.E. D. 1968, A.J., 73, 135. DB Dominion Radio Observatory Survey, 10.03 MHz. Bridle, A. H., and Purton, C. R. 1968, A J.,73, 717. DW Dwingeloo-Greenbank Radio Source List, 1417 MHz. Davis, M. M. 1967, Bull. Astr. Inst. Netherlands, 19, 201. GC National Radio Astronomy Observatory 5 GHz Radio Survey. Davis, M. M. 1971, A J., 76, 980. H National Radio Astronomy Observatory Survey, 750 + 1410 MHz. Hoglund,B. 1967,Ap. J.Suppl., 15,61. LHE Long, Haseler, and Elsmore 408 MHz Survey. Long, R. J., Haseler, J. B., and Elsmore, B. 1963, M.N.R.A.S., 125, 313. MC2 Molonglo Radio Catalog, 408 MHz. MC3 Sutton, J. M., Davies, I. M., Little, A. G., and Murdoch, H. S. 1974, Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 33, p. 1. Davies, I. M., Little, A. G., and Mills, B. Y. 1973, Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 28, p. 1. MSH Mills, Slee, and Hill Radio Survey, 855 MHz. Mills, B. Y., Slee, O. B., and Hill, E. R. Australian J. Phys., 11, 360 (1958) Australian J. Phys., 13, 676 (1960); Australian J. Phys., 14, 497 (1961) NB Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory Survey, 81.5 MHz. Branson, N. J. B. A. 1967, M.N.R.A.S., 135, 149. NRAO National Radio Astronomy Observatory Catalog, 750 + 1400 MHz Pauliny-Toth, I. I. K., Wade, C. M., and Heeschen, D. S. 1966, Ap. J. Suppl., 13, 65. OA Ohio Source, 1415 MHz. Kraus, J. D., 1964, Nature, 202, 269. Nash, R. T. 1965, A.J., 70, 846. Kraus, J. D., Dixon, R. S., and Fisher, R. O. 1966, Ap. J., 144, 559. OB-OZ Ohio Source, 1415 MHz. Scheer, D. J., and Kraus, J. D. 1967, A.J., 72, 536. Dixon, R. S., and Kraus, J. D. 1968, A.J., 73, 381. Fitch, L. T., Dixon, R. S., and Kraus, J. D. 1969, A J., 74, 612. Ehman, J. R., Dixon, R. S., and Kraus, J. D. 1970, A. J., 75, 351. Brundage, R. K., Dixon, R. S., Ehman, J. R., and Kraus, J. D. 1971, A.J., 76, 777. Ehman, J. R., Dixon, R. S., Ramakrishna, C. M., and Kraus, J. D. 1974, A.J., 79, 144. Rinsland, C. P., Dixon, R. S., Gearhart, M. R., and Kraus, J. D. 1974, A.J., 79, 1129. NOTE: Ohio sources may be found in the catalog by noting that the name is a coordinate designation. The second letter (B-Z, omitting the letter O) gives the hours of right ascension, the first digit gives the declination in 10degrees increments, and the last two digits give the right ascension to 0h01 (thus OQ 172 has 10deg < delta < 20deg and alpha = 14.72h). PKS Parkes Radio Catalog, 408 and 1410 MHz. Staff of CSIRO Division of Radiophysics, ed. J. A. Ekers. 1969, Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 7, p. 1. Parkes 2700 MHz Survey. Wall, J. V., Shimmins, A. J., and Merkelijn, J. K. 1971, Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 19, p. 1. Shimmins, A. J. 1971, Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 21, p.1. Shimmins, A. J., and Bolton, J. G. Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 26, p. 1, (1972) J Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 32, p. 1. (1974) Bolton, J. G., and Shimmins, A. J. 1973, Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 30, p. 1. Bolton, J. G., Shimmins, A. J., and Wall, J. V. 1975, Australian J. Phys. Suppl., No. 34, p. 1. RN Ryle and Neville 178 MHz Survey of Sources North of 86deg. Ryle, M., and Neville, A. C. 1962, M.N.R.A.S., 125, 39. VR Vermilion River Observatory Survey, 610 MHz. MacLeod, J. M., Swenson, G. R,, Jr., Yang, K. S., and Dickel, J. R. 1965, A.J., 70, 756. Wendker, H. J., Dickel, J. R., Yang, K. S., and staff. 1970, A.J., 75, 148. 3C Third Cambridge Radio Catalogue, 159 MHz. Edge, D. O., Shakeshaft, J. R., McAdam, W. B., Baldwin, J. E., and Archer, S. 1959, Mem. R.A.S., 68, 37. 3CR Third Cambridge Radio Catalogue (Revised), 178, MHz. Bennett, A. S.-1962, Mem. R.A.S., 68, 163. NOTE: A few objects listed with a 3C or 3CR number followed by a slash and a second number (as in 3C 93.1/113) are weak sources near strong 3C sources from a survey by Windram, M. D. and Kenderdine,S. 1969, M.N.R.A.S., 146, 265. 4C Fourth Cambridge Radio Catalogue, 178 MHz. Pilkington, J. D. H., and Scott, P. F. 1965, Mem. R.A.S., 69, 183. Gower, J. F. R., Scott, P. F., and Wills, D. 1967, Mem. R.A.S., 71, 49. Caswell, J. L., and Crowther, J. H. 1969, M.N.R.A.S., 145, 181. 4CT A Pencil-Beam Survey of Radio Sources, 178 MHz. Caswell, J. L., and Crowther, J. H. 1969, M.N.R.A.S., 1, 181. 5C Fifth Cambridge Radio Catalogue, 408 MHz. Pooley, G. G., and Kenderdine, S. 1968, M.N.R.A.S., 139, 529. Pooley, G. G. 1969, M.N.R.A.S., 144, 101. Willson, M. A. G. 1970, M.N.R.A.S., 151, 1. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table A-2: Statistics of Optical Types. ------------------------------- Code Counts Description ------------------------------- 174 not given CD 8 CD3 2 CD4 CD5 COM COMP 8 compact D 24 DB 17 DE 2 DEl DE2 2 DE3 5 DE4 2 D2 D3 3 D4 3 D6 D/E3 E 116 ED 8 ED2 3 ED3 2 ED4 2 EO 11 El 2 E2 8 E3 1 E4 2 E5 4 E/CD E/D E/S0 E+DB IRR 1 irregular N 38 N/D PEC 5 peculiar S 4 spiral SA SC 2 SE SEYF 2 Seyfert S0 10 S0P TOTAL 495 ------------------------------- Table A-3: Statistics of Radio Description Codes. ----------------------------------- Code Count Description ----------------------------------- Al 1 Abell 24 A2 1 Abell 115 A3 1 Abell 119 A4 1 Abell 194 A5 1 Abell 262 A6 1 Abell 347 A7 1 Abell 400 A8 1 Abell 407 A9 1 Abell 1367 B0 1 Abell 2251 Bl 1 Abell 1452 B2 1 Abell 1795 B3 1 Abell 2078 B4 1 Abell 2162 B5 1 Abell 2199 B6 1 Abell 2220 B7 3 Abell 2241 B8 1 Abell 2256 B9 1 Abell 2250 Cl 1 Abell 2626 C2 2 Abell 2634 C3 1 Abell 2622 C4 1 Abell 1190 C6 1 Abell 1213 C7 2 C8 1 C9 1 D0 1 Dl 1 D2 1 D3 1 D4 1 D5 1 D6 1 D7 1 D8 1 D9 1 EO 1 C 148 in cluster SG 2 small group G 15 group PR 1 269 not given ----------------------------------- TOTAL 495 ----------------------------------- NB. C5 was defined as Abell 779 in the original documentation for this catalogue, but this code was not found for any of the records. However, since the first data card for #154 (coordinate designation 0812-029) was missing, this could account for the discrepancy. This particular galaxy was counted in.the blank code. Since this piece of datum does not appear in the published catalogue there was no way to identify what the radio description code should have been. Table A-4: Code for Spectral Lines Used to Determine the Redshift (z). ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Emission Absorption Code Lambda(A) Line Code Lambda(A) Line ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 01 3727 [OII] OH 3969 CaII H 02 4959 [OIII] OK 3934 CaII K 03 5007 [OIII] OG 4304 G 04 6584 [NII] OA 5893 NaID (Dl) 05 3869 [NeIII] OB 4861 H-beta 06 4340 HI OC 4340 H-gamma 07 4861 HI OD 3970 H-epsilon 08 6563 HI OE 4102 H-delta 09 6300 [OI] OF 3970 H7 10 3426 [NeV] OJ 5175 MgI 11 3968 [NeIII] OL 5269 MgH 12 4363 [OIII] OM 4384 Fe 13 4686 [HeII] ON 5270 FeI 14 3346 [NeV] OO 4226 CaI 15 5876 [HeI] OP 5162 MgIb 16 4102 H-delta OR 6563 Ha 17 6717 [SII] 18 6731 [SII] 19 3203 HeII 20 3889 H-zeta 21 6548 [NII] 22 3133 OIII 23 --- --- 24 4026 HeI 25 4068 [SII] 26 4076 [SII] 27 5200 [NI] 28 3325 [NeV] 29 3444 [NeV] 30 2799 MgII 31 6725 [SII] 32 6363 [OI] ------------------------------------------------------------------------ History: * Summer 1981, at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: The machine-readable version of the Optical Catalog of Radio Galaxies (Burbidge and Crowne 1979) was received at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA/GSFC) from one of the authors (Adelaide Hewitt, formerly A. H. Crowne) in the summer of 1981. Extensive modifications to the format of the machine-readable catalogue have been made. Originally the magnetic tape consisted of card image records on one file which contained the data (five cards per entry) followed by the references. This single file has been divided into two separate files: a data file and a reference file. There are 495 data records and 412 reference records each on a separate file. In addition, the reference file is sorted numerically to generate the three file magnetic tape described herein. The numbers which quantitatively define the precision of the components of the equatorial coordinators have been computed and added to the records to readily identify less precise coordinate availability. Information in byte 24 of the original first data record was moved to byte 28 to add the computed precision indicator for the declination. The coordinate designation, which is the key identifier in the published catalogue, was computed from the given coordinates and added to each record (cf. bytes 73-80) since it was not originally given on the tape for the majority of the records. The number of spectral lines present and the number of additional references have been computed for each record and added (cf. bytes 116-117 and 158-159 respectively in file "refs". One object (#154, 0812-029) had the first of the five data cards missing. The data have been reconstructed from the published catalogue whenever possible. There are several data items that are given in the machine-readable version of the catalogue that are not in the published catalogue and so the values of these were not reconstructed for the missing data record. The radio description (cf. bytes 38-39, file "catalog") is given in the machine-readable version with the note that it is no longer used, but not in the published catalogue. The photometric colors (B-V) and (U-B) are given for very few of the entries in the machine-readable version but also do not appear in the published catalogue. This is also true of the photometric reference for the data values. The frequency (MHz) is another quantity that appears in the digital version of the catalogue but not in the published version. Embedded blanks have been removed from the other names field and commas have been added to separate entries. A sequential counter (range 1 to 495) was added to each data record. The record preceding the references on the original tape contained the number 411 (actually there are 412 references) and was removed. In addition, the last record was a "999" to designate the last card image record was removed. Some references were on a single card image and some continued onto a second card image. The information has been joined together into a single record of equal length for each reference. The counter in the reference file was also inconsistent where some had leading zeros and others did not, and some had the period (".") following the number and others did not. The file that has been produced is consistent in these matters and is defined in file "refs" of this document. Table A-1 is a list of the many designations used in the other names field (cf. bytes 220-269, file "catalog") and the full reference for each. This table was prepared utilizing the information in the published catalogue. Tables A-2 and A-3 respectively represent statistics compiled during the preparation of this document. The statistics are for the counts of coded optical types and radio descriptions respectively. Table A-4 is information originally supplied by the authors and provides the code for spectral lines used in the determination of the redshift (z) value. The user of this catalogue is advised to use the other identifier correspondences available in the published catalogue whose reference is given below. * June 1993: modifications at CDS (F. Ochsenbein): The printed document was used as input for the present documentation. A few misalignments in the file "catalog" have been corrected in records ("Seq") numbers 2, 20, 114, 132, 154, 202, 237, 240, 251, 263 and 428 Acknowledgements: The original ADC documentation by Theresa A. Nagy and Robert S. Hill (1981) was used to create this ReadMe file. References: Burbidge, G. and Crowne, A. H. 1979, An Optical Catalog of Radio Galaxies, Astrophysical Journal Supplement, 40, No. 3, 583.
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS]; C.-H. Joseph Lyu [Hughes STX/NASA] 17-Jul-1996
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