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VII/202                 Globular Clusters in the Milky Way (Harris, 1997)

A catalog of parameters for globular clusters on the Milky Way Harris W.E. <Astron. J. 112, 1487 (1996, rev. 15 May 1997)> =1996AJ....112.1487H
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, globular Description: This catalog compiled by William E. Harris contains basic parameters on distances, velocities, metallicities, luminosities, colors, and dynamical parameters for 147 objects regarded as globular clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. A complete list of source references is given in the companion file "sources". The original files are also accessible through WorldWideWeb, at URL This version corresponds to revision: May 15, 1997, and supersedes the previous version (Catalog VII/195). Important Notice: Please acknowledge the use of this catalog in any published work you derive from it. I would also greatly appreciate receiving any new information, in published or preprint form, which would help me keep the list up to date. William E. Harris McMaster University File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog 236 147 The catalogue of Globular Clusters sources.txt 80 1176 Sources and Explanations
See also: VII/151 : Structure Parameters of Galactic Globular Clusters (Webbink 1985) : the author's database. Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
2- 10 A9 --- ID Cluster identification number 12- 22 A11 --- Name Other commonly used cluster name 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) 36 A1 --- DE- Declination J2000 (sign) 37- 38 I2 deg DEd Declination J2000 (degrees) 40- 41 I2 arcmin DEm Declination J2000 (minutes) 43- 44 I2 arcsec DEs Declination J2000 (seconds) 47- 52 F6.2 deg GLON Galactic longitude 54- 59 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 61- 65 F5.1 kpc Rsun ? Distance from Sun 67- 71 F5.1 kpc Rgc ? Distance from Galactic center, assuming R(Sun)=8.0 kpc 73- 77 F5.1 kpc X ? X-component (1) 79- 83 F5.1 kpc Y ? Y-component (1) 85- 89 F5.1 kpc Z ? Z-component (1) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 93- 96 F4.2 mag E(B-V) ? Foreground reddening 98-102 F5.2 mag V(HB) ? V magnitude of the horizontal branch (or RR Lyraes) 104-108 F5.2 mag (m-M)V ? Apparent visual distance modulus 110-114 F5.2 mag Vt ? Integrated V magnitude of the cluster 116-121 F6.2 mag MVt ? Absolute visual magnitude (cluster luminosity) 123-127 F5.2 mag (U-B)t ? Integrated color index (2) 129-133 F5.2 mag (B-V)t ? Integrated color index (2) 135-139 F5.2 mag (V-R)t ? Integrated color index (2) 141-145 F5.2 mag (V-I)t ? Integrated color index (2) 147-151 F5.1 --- S(RR) ? Specific frequency of RR Lyr (see Suntzeff et al., 1991ApJ...367..528S) 153-157 F5.2 --- HBR ? Horizontal-branch ratio = (B-R)/(B+V+R) (see Lee, 1990ApJ...363..159L) 160-162 A3 --- HBt [0-7/: ] Dickens horizontal-branch morphological type (see Dickens, 1972MNRAS.157..281D) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 165-169 F5.2 Sun [Fe/H] ? Metallicity in log (base 10) scale 171-174 A4 --- SpT Integrated spectral type 176-181 F6.1 km/s Vr ? Heliocentric radial velocity 183-186 F4.1 km/s e_Vr ? Observational uncertainty in Vr 188-193 F6.1 km/s Vlsr ? Radial velocity relative to Solar local standard of rest 195-198 F4.2 --- c ? Central concentration, c = log(Rt/Rc) 199-200 A2 --- n_c [c: ] 'c' denotes a core-collapsed cluster 202-205 F4.2 arcmin Rc ? Core radius 207-210 F4.2 arcmin Rh ? Half-mass radius 211 A1 --- u_Rh Uncertainty flag (:) on Rh 213-217 F5.2 yr log(Tc) ? Log (base 10) of core relaxation time 219-223 F5.2 yr log(Th) ? Log (base 10) of relaxation time at the half-mass radius 226-230 F5.2 mag/arcsec2 muV ? Central surface brightness in V band 232-236 F5.2 solLum/pc3 log(rhoc) ? Logarithm of central luminosity density (Solar luminosities per cubic parsec)
Note (1): Position in Sun-centered coordinate system; X points toward Galactic center, Y in direction of Galactic rotation, Z toward North Galactic Pole Note (2): color indices are uncorrected for reddening
History: The catalogue was copied via ftp from Acknowledgements: William E. Harris
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 14-May-1997
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