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VII/258            Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei (13th Ed.)  (Veron+ 2010)

A catalogue of quasars and active nuclei: 13th edition Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P. <Astron. Astrophys. 518, A10 (2010)> =2010A&A...518A..10V
ADC_Keywords: QSOs ; Active gal. nuclei ; BL Lac objects ; Gravitational lensing Keywords: Quasars: general ; galaxies: Seyfert ; BL Lac objects: general Description: This catalogue is a compilation of all known AGNs presented in a compact and convenient form. It is an update of the previous versions; and as in the previous editions no information about absorption lines of X-ray properties are given, but absolute magnitudes are given, assuming Ho=71km/s/Mpc and q0=0 (notice the change of cosmology: Ho was assumed to be 50km/s/Mpc in the previous editions). When available, the 20cm and 6cm radio flux are given. The present edition of this catalogue contains the quasars with measured redshift known prior to July 1st, 2009. It contains 133336 quasars, 1374 BL Lac objects and 34231 active galaxies (including 15627 Seyfert 1's), almost doubling the number listed in the 12th edition. Lists of known lensed quasars (table2.dat) and double quasars (table3.dat) are also given here. Version history: (1) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 1984 (2251 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 1 (2) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 1985 (2835 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 4 (3) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 1987 (3473 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 5, Catalog VII/93 (4) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 1989 (4169 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 7, Catalog VII/126 (5) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 1991 (6225 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 10, Catalog VII/146 (6) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 1993 (7383 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 13, Catalog VII/166 (7) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 1996 (8609 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 17, Catalog VII/188 (8) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 1998 (11358 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 18, Catalog VII/207 (9) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 2000 (13214 QSOs) ESO Scientific Report 19, Catalog VII/215 (10) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 2001 (23760 QSOs) Astron. Astrophys. 374, 92, Catalog VII/224 (11) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 2003 (48921 QSOs) Astron. Astrophys. 412, 399, Catalog VII/235 (12) Veron-Cetty M.P., Veron P., 2006 (85221 QSOs) Astron. Astrophys. 455, 776, Catalog VII/248 File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file qso.dat 142 133335 *Quasars (brighter than absolute magnitude -22.25) bllac.dat 142 1374 Confirmed, probable or possible BL Lac objects agn.dat 142 34231 *Active galaxies (fainter than -22.25) reject.dat 130 178 Rejected quasars refs.dat 208 2700 References to QSOs, BL Lac, AGN and rejected table2.dat 60 88 List of gravitationally lensed quasars table3.dat 48 47 List of quasar pairs ref2.dat 54 104 References to table2 and table3
Note on qso.dat, agn.dat: notice that the change in cosmology changed the limit between QSO and AGN from -23mag to -22.25mag.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: qso.dat bllac.dat agn.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
2 A1 --- nR [*] '*' if not detected in radio (1) 3- 19 A17 --- Name Most common name of the object 22- 23 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 (hours) (see also n_RAh) 25- 26 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 28- 31 F4.1 s RAs Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 33 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 34- 35 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 37- 38 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 40- 41 I2 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 43 A1 --- n_RAh [AOR] Approximative/Optical/Radio position (2) 45- 50 F6.3 Jy F6cm ? 6cm (5GHz) flux (5) 52- 55 I4 --- r_F6cm [1,2701]? Reference of 6cm Flux 58- 63 F6.3 Jy F20cm ? 20cm (1.4GHz) flux (Jy) (5) 65- 68 I4 --- r_F20cm [1,2701]? Reference of 20cm flux 70 A1 --- l_z [>*] limit or method flag on z (4) 71- 75 F5.3 --- z ? redshift 77- 80 A4 --- Sp [S0-9?HPQBLbhin. ] Spectrum classification (3) 82 A1 --- n_Vmag [*BVRIO] Photographic(*), blue(B), visible(V), red(R), infra-red (I) or photographic O/J-plates(O) 83- 87 F5.2 mag Vmag ? magnitude: either V if B-V is not blank, or another band (see n_Vmag) 89- 93 F5.2 mag B-V ? colour index 95- 99 F5.2 mag U-B ? colour index 101-105 F5.1 mag Mabs ? Absolute magnitude 107-110 I4 --- FC [1,2701]? Reference of the Finding Chart 112-115 I4 --- r_Vmag [1,2701]? Reference of the Photometry 117-120 I4 --- r_z [1,2701]? Reference of the redshift 123-124 I2 h RA1950h Right Ascension B1950 (hours) 126-127 I2 min RA1950m Right Ascension B1950 (minutes) 129-132 F4.1 s RA1950s Right Ascension B1950 (seconds) 134 A1 --- DE1950- Declination B1950 (sign) 135-136 I2 deg DE1950d Declination B1950 (degrees) 138-139 I2 arcmin DE1950m Declination B1950 (minutes) 141-142 I2 arcsec DE1950s Declination B1950 (seconds)
Note (1): this flag is blank if the object has been detected as a radio source, and is '*' if not. Note (2): this flag related to the position takes the values: 'O' for an Optical position with an accuracy better than 1arcsec 'R' for a Radio position with an accuracy better than 1arcsec 'A' for an approximative position Note (3): the classification of the object is Q2 : type-2 quasar S1 : Seyfert 1 spectrum S1h: broad polarized Balmer lines detected S1i: broad Paschen lines observed in the infrared S1n: narrow-line Seyfert 1 S1.0, S1.2, S1.5, S1.8, S1.9: intermediate Seyfert galaxies S2 : Seyfert 2 spectrum S2?: probable Seyfert 2 S3 : Seyfert 3 or liner S3b: Seyfert 3 or liner with broad Balmer lines S3h: Seyfert 3 or liner with broad polarized Balmer lines detected S : unclassified Seyfert S? : possibly a Seyfert H2 : nuclear HII region HP : high optical polarization (>3%) BL : confirmed BL Lac object BL?: probable BL Lac object ? : questionable BL Lac object Note (4): n_z may indicate a lower limit on z, or '*', if the redshift is measured by slitless spectroscopy. Note (5): the flux is not reported if too large to fit in the column (i.e. ≥100Jy), like Cen A (NGC 5128)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: reject.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
2 A1 --- nR [*] '*' if not detected in radio (1) 3- 19 A17 --- Name Most common name of the object 24- 25 I2 h RAh Right Ascension J2000 (hours) 27- 28 I2 min RAm Right Ascension J2000 (minutes) 30- 33 F4.1 s RAs Right Ascension J2000 (seconds) 35 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 36- 37 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 39- 40 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 42- 43 I2 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 45 A1 --- n_RAh [OAR] Approximative/Optical/Radio position 50 A1 --- n_z [*] '*' for z measured by slitless spectroscopy 51- 55 F5.3 --- z ? Original redshift 58- 59 A2 --- Sp [QG?BLS12 ] Original classification 62 A1 --- n_Vmag [*IRIOJK] Photographic(*), red(R), infra-red (I) or photographic O- or J- plates(O) 63- 67 F5.2 mag Vmag ? V (or photographic, see n_Vmag) magnitude 70- 74 F5.2 mag B-V ? colour index 77- 81 F5.2 mag U-B ? colour index 84- 87 I4 --- FC [1,2701]? Reference of Finding Chart 89- 92 I4 --- r_Vmag [1,2701]? Reference of the Photometry 94- 97 I4 --- r_Sp [1,2701]? Reference of Sp 101-102 A2 --- Sp2 [QGH2*?SN ] New classification 105-108 I4 --- r_Sp2 [1,2701]? Reference of New classification 111-112 I2 h RA1950h Right Ascension B1950 (hours) 114-115 I2 min RA1950m Right Ascension B1950 (minutes) 117-120 F4.1 s RA1950s Right Ascension B1950 (seconds) 122 A1 --- DE1950- Declination B1950 (sign) 123-124 I2 deg DE1950d Declination B1950 (degrees) 126-127 I2 arcmin DE1950m Declination B1950 (minutes) 129-130 I2 arcsec DE1950s Declination B1950 (seconds)
Note (1): this flag is blank if the object has been detected as a radio source, and is '*' if not.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: refs.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- RefNo [1,2701]+= Reference Number 6- 24 A19 --- BibCode *The 19-digit bibcode 25-208 A184 --- Text Text of reference
Note on BibCode: bibliographical code shared by SIMBAD, NED, ADS.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 17 A17 --- Name QSO Name 24- 30 A7 --- Bname QSO name, based on 1950 position 33- 37 F5.3 --- zq redshift of Quasar 39- 43 F5.3 --- zlens ? Redshift of lens 46- 50 F5.2 arcsec Sep ? Separation between the images 53- 60 A8 --- Refs References detailed in table ref2.dat
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 17 A17 --- Name QSO Name 20- 26 A7 --- Bname QSO name, based on 1950 position 28- 32 F5.3 --- z redshift of Quasars 35- 38 F4.1 arcsec Sep Separation between the components 41- 48 A8 --- Refs References detailed in table ref2.dat
Byte-by-byte Description of file: ref2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- Ref2 Reference number used in table2 and table3 5- 8 I4 --- ref ? Reference number in file "refs.dat" 10- 28 A19 --- bibCode 19-digit "bibcode" used by ADS, NED and SIMBAD 30- 54 A25 --- Authors First author(s)
Courtesy: Mira Veron <Mira.Veron(at)oamp.fr> History: * 02-Feb-2010: original version, with a cosmology of Ho=50km/s/Mpc * 31-Mar-2010: change in the cosmology: Ho=71km/s/Mpc was adopted. * 20-Feb-2012: corrected 3 quasars and removed one duplicate: -- the positions of SDSS J00480-1051B and SDSS J00480-1051A has an identical position (00:48:00.9-10:51:46), fixed -- the 2 quasars H 1400#16A and SDSS J13523+1302 are identical at position 13:52:18.2+13:02:41; records merged.
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 02-Feb-2010
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