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VII/193            The CfA Redshift Catalogue, Version June 1995  (Huchra+ 1995)

The CfA Redshift Catalogue, Version June 1995 Huchra J.P., Geller M.J., Clemens C.M., Tokarz S.P., Michel A. <Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (1995)>
ADC_Keywords: Redshifts Notice: People who use the redshift catalogues are strongly encouraged to reference both the catalogue version and its accompanying description (e.g. Huchra, J. Geller, M., Clemens, C., Tokarz, S and Michel, A. 1992, Bull. Inf. C.D.S. 41, 31) as well as original sources for the galaxy redshifts as given in the file zsource.tex (or zsource.dat) If you have any further questions (and are in dire need of answers), address them to John Huchra Description: The catalog (files zcat.dat and zbig.dat) incorporates much of the latest velocity data from the Whipple Observatory and other sources as well as velocities from earlier compilations such as the Second Reference Catalogue of de Vaucouleurs, de Vaucouleurs, and Corwin; the Index of Galaxy Spectra of Gisler and Friel, and the Catalogue of Radial Velocities of Galaxies of Palumbo, Tanzella-Nitti, and Vettolani. The data included here are BT magnitudes and a few UGC numbers with increased "accuracy" in the velocity source information. The following separate tables contain selected objects from the CfA Redshift Survey: - the first CfA Redsdhift Survey (Huchra et al., 1983ApJS...52...89H); this catalogue contains 2395 galaxies, a number slightly smaller than the published number of 2399, since there have been small corrections to the magnitudes for multiple galaxies. This version has had new morphological types added by me as well as POSS diameters measured for those galaxies that were not in the UGC or did not have UGC diameters. - the first slice of the second CfA redshift survey (Huchra et al., 1990ApJS...72..433H) - the second slice of the CfA redshift survey (Huchra et al., 1995ApJS...99..391H) See the complete description in 'zcom.tex' (in plain TeX), or zcom.txt (plain ascii) File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file zcat.dat 130 57536 The CfA Redshift Catalogue zbig.dat 108 1202 The list with Large z zsource.dat 228 825 References of redshifts zcom.tex 180 966 Introduction by Huchra et al. in plain TeX zsource.tex 278 1150 References of redshifts in plain TeX limform.tex 81 384 TeX definitions (\include'd by z*.tex) zcom.txt 87 720 Introduction by Huchra et al. in plain ascii cfa1.dat 130 2395 First CfA Redshift Survey (1983ApJS...52...89H) cfa2s1.dat 130 1156 First slice of Second CfA Redshift Survey (1990ApJS...72..433H) cfa2s2b.dat 130 718 *Second slice of CfA Redshift Survey, bright cfa2s2f.dat 130 77 *Second slice of CfA Redshift Survey, faint
Note on cfa2s2b.dat, cfa2s2f.dat: the second slice (published in 1995ApJS...99..391H) comes in two parts, the first part are the galaxies brighter than 15.5 (table1) and the second are those that are fainter than 15.5 (table2).
See also: ftp://fang.harvard.edu/pub/catalogs : FTP access to CfA original files. Byte-by-byte Description of file: zcat.dat cfa*.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 11 A11 --- Name Source name 12- 13 I2 h RAh Right Ascension 1950 (hours) 14- 15 I2 min RAm Right Ascension 1950 (minutes) 16- 19 F4.1 s RAs Right Ascension 1950 (seconds) 20 A1 --- DE- Declination 1950 (sign) 21- 22 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 (degrees) 23- 24 I2 arcmin DEm Declination 1950 (minutes) 25- 26 I2 arcsec DEs ? Declination 1950 (seconds) 27- 31 F5.2 mag Bmag ? B magnitude 32- 36 I5 km/s Vh ? Heliocentric velocity; redshifts have been converted with V = z c, with c = 299792.5 km/s 37- 39 I3 km/s e_Vh ? Mean error on Vh 40 A1 --- r_Bmag Source for Bmag see Note (1) 41- 44 I4 --- zRef [-901/4900]? Source of Vh, see Note (2) 45- 46 I2 --- Ttype [-9/40]? Morphological Type, see Note (3) 47 A1 --- Btype [AXB]? Bar Type see Note (3) 48 I1 --- Lclass [1/9]? Luminosity class see Note (3) 49 A1 --- Struct [DPRrstT/] Structure notes see Note (3) 50- 55 F6.2 arcmin Diam1 ? Diameter (Note: 0, 1 or 2 decimals) 56- 61 F6.2 arcmin Diam2 ? Diameter (Note: 0, 1 or 2 decimals) 62- 67 F6.2 mag BT ? BT magnitude 68- 73 A6 --- UGC/ESO Number from UGC VII/26 or ESO/Upp VII/34 74- 79 F6.3 Mpc Dist ? Distance 80- 85 A6 --- RFN Plate number, see zcom.tex 86-130 A45 --- Comments Free-text comment, see zcom.tex
Note (1): see "Photometry and magnitude sources" section below Note (2): references are in file "zsource.dat"; the first two digits (bytes 41-42) indicate the basic sources (see "Basic Radial Velocity Sources" below) Note (3): See a description in "Morphological types in zcat" section below.
Morphological types in zcat: 1. Values of Ttype -9 = QSO/AGN -7 = Unclassified Elliptical -6 = Compact Elliptical -5 = E, and dwarf E -4 = E/SO -3 = L-, SO- -2 = L, SO -1 = L+, SO+ 0 = SO/a, SO-a 1 = Sa 2 = Sab 3 = Sb 4 = Sbc 5 = Sc 6 = Scd 7 = Sd 8 = Sdm 9 = Sm, Magellanic Spiral 10 = Im, Irr I, Magellanic Irregular, Dwarf Irregular 11 = Compact Irregular, Extragalactic HII Region 15 = Peculiar, Unclassifiable 16 = Irr II 20 = S..., Sc-Irr, Unclassified Spiral 24 = Open Star Cluster 25 = Plate Flaw, Star, etc. misclassified as galaxy! 26 = T Tauri star (from IRAS Surveys) 27 = Globular Cluster 30 = Planetary Nebula 31 = Dark Cloud (no object visible on POSS) 32 = HII region in external galaxy 33 = Reflection Nebulosity 40 = Indiv. Comp. of Multiple Nucleus Galaxy 2. Bar types in zcat A = A, unbarred X = X, AB, mixed type B = B, Barred 3. Peculiarities D = Double or Multiple P = Peculiar R = Outer Ring r = Inner Ring s = S-shaped t = Mixed (Inner ring/S-shaped) T = Pseudo outer ring / = Spindle 4. Luminosity Classes (L) (for Spirals and Irregulars) 1 I 2 I-II 3 II 4 II-III 5 III 6 III-IV 7 IV 8 IV-V 9 V Photometry and magnitude sources: 0 = Blank B(0) 1ST Reference Catalogue 1 = Zwicky Catalogue 2 = Corrected Shapley-Ames 3 = Tully and Fisher 4 = J. Graham 5 = Markarian, other Russian estimates 6 = BT - 2ND Reference Catalogue 7 = MCG (Vorontsov-Velyaminov)) 8 = CCD Blue 9 = Observers eye estimates (blue) A = Corrected Blue magnitudes from the RC3 B = Photoelectric or Photographic blue C = Eye estimates from the Case Low dispersion survey D = Dartmouth Red instrumental d = PDS magnitudes calibrated to Kron-Cousins red G = STScI Guide Star Catalogue (V or J) H = Zwicky Mag for multiple systems split by JPH I = CCD I J = Photographic J, IIIa-J L = SSRS2 Magnitude from L. DaCosta (approx BT) P = PGC magnitude r = Gunn red magnitude R = Photographic of Photoelectric R, IIIa-F, O-98 or 103aE v = Dressler's eye estimate (visual) V = Photographic or Photoelectric V W = CCD V Basic Radial Velocity Sources: 00 = Blank 2ND REF CAT, de Vaucouleurs et al. 01 = Sandage and Tammann (Cat. VII/51) 02 = Tully and Fisher (Nearby Galaxy Catalog, cat. VII/145) 03 = Huchra-KPNO, (including Markarian list) 04 = Rubin, Ford, Kinmann 05 = Other Russian ( Byurakan, Alam-Alta, SAO) 06 = Arecibo 21 cm - Salpeter et al., Giovanelli and Haynes 07 = Martin 08 = German 21cm (Bonn) 09 = NRAO, VLA 21cm 10 = CTIO 11 = KPNO 12 = ESO 13 = HCO - M. Davis 14 = E. Turner 15 = Steward Observatory - Tifft, Gregory 16 = Rood, Chincarini, Kinter, Dickel 17 = AAT + Mt. Stromlo 18 = SAO - 6-meter Karachentsev, Kopylov 19 = Texas - McDonald Observatory 20 = Mt. Wilson - HMS, Rudnicki, Zwicky 21 = Lick 22 = French 21sm -- Nancay 23 = British Optical -- I.N.T., Herschel Telescope 24 = Palomar - Hale Telescope, Mayer telescope 25 = Australian 21cm - Parkes 26 = Dutch 21cm 27 = Mt. Hopkins - CfA Redshift Survey, MMT 28 = British 21cm (Jodrell Bank, etc.) 29 = Argentina - Sersic 30 = Thuan, Seitzer, Knapp (21-cm dwarf surveys) 31 = South Africa - SAAO -- Fairall 32 = Arecibo - Sullivan, Bothun, Schommer 33 = H.J. Rood - NSSDC Catalog 34 = Ohio + Penn State 35 = Other Optical (eg.Calar Alto, Wise, Tartu) % LaPalma 36 = Las Campanas (100", 40"),Other Southern 37 = Palumbo, et al. (Catalogue of Redshifts) 38 = ESO-21cm Catalog 39 = Brazil - Southern Survey, L. daCosta 40 = MIT-Dartmouth-Michigan Surveys (McGraw Hill) 41 = Hawaii - CFHT, etc. 42 = Dartmouth - Century Survey 43 = Davis and Strauss IRAS Sources (Published) 44 = Hewitt and Burbidge QSO Catalog 45 = Keck 46 = Redshiftless entries (discoveries, companions...) 47 = QDOT survey references 48 = Master file data 49 = Bothun, Moulf, published velocities; priv. comm. -9 = SAAO, Menzies; Fairall, Vettolani and DaCosta -8 = Dartmouth, not yet published -7 = CFA, not yet published (Kirshner) -6 = Brazil (L. daCosta) not yet published -5 = Davis and Strauss (IRAS Sources) -4 = Bothun, Mould not yet published (Palomar, Arecibo) -3 = CFA, not yet published (Forman and Jones) -2 = CFA, not yet published MMT Observations (JPH) -1 = CFA, not yet published Tillnghast Observations (JPH) Byte-by-byte Description of file: zbig.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 11 A11 --- Name IAU-like name 12- 13 I2 h RAh Right Ascension 1950 (hours) 14- 15 I2 min RAm Right Ascension 1950 (minutes) 16- 19 F4.1 s RAs Right Ascension 1950 (seconds) 20 A1 --- DE- Declination 1950 (sign) 21- 22 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 (degrees) 23- 24 I2 arcmin DEm Declination 1950 (minutes) 25- 26 I2 arcsec DEs ? Declination 1950 (seconds) 28- 33 F6.4 --- z ? Redshift 35- 39 F5.2 mag Bmag ? B magnitude 41 A1 --- r_Bmag Source of Bmag see Note (1) 43- 46 I4 --- zRef ? Source of z see Note (2) 47- 48 I2 --- Ttype [-9/40]? Morphological type, see Note (3) 55- 67 A13 --- Notes These columns may contain either the diameters in arcmin, or spectrum ids 69-108 A40 --- Comments Free-text comments.
Note (1): see "Photometry and magnitude sources" section above Note (2): references are in file "zsource.dat"; the first two digits (bytes 41-42) indicate the basic sources (see "Basic Radial Velocity Sources" above) Note (3): See a description in "Morphological types in zcat" section above.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: zsource.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 4 I4 --- zRef [-901/4900] Vh or z reference 6-228 A223 --- Text Text of reference
Acknowledgments: This version was kindly provided by John Huchra (); several details of this documentation make use of the previous version of this catalog (numbered VII/164) to which Cathy Clemens at CfA, Nancy G. Roman () and N. Paul Kuin () at ADC participated. References: Huchra, J., Davis, M., Latham, D. and Tonry J., =1983ApJS...52...89H Huchra, J.P., Geller, M.J., de Lapparent, V. and Corwin H.G.Jr, =1990ApJS...72..433H Huchra, J. Geller, M., Clemens, C., Tokarz, S and Michel, A., 1992 Bull. Inf. C.D.S. 41, 31 (1992BICDS..41...31H) Huchra, J.P., Geller, M.J. and Corwin H.G.Jr, =1995ApJS...99..391H
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 22-Oct-1996
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