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VII/162         Flat Galaxy Catalogue        (Karachentsev+ 1993)

Flat Galaxy Catalogue Karachentsev I.D., Karachentseva V.E., Parnovsky S.L. <Astron. Nachr. 314, 97 (1993)> =1993AN....314...97K
ADC_Keywords: Galaxy catalogs ; Nonstellar objects Keywords: galaxies: spiral - catalogs Description: A systematic search for disklike edge-on galaxies with a diameter larger than a=40 arcsec and major-to-minor axis ratio a/b>7 has been carried out by means of Palomar Observatory Sky Survey and ESO/SERC survey. As a result, we present new catalog of a flat galaxies (FGC) containing 4455 objects and covering about 56% of the whole sky for the first time. The catalog is assigned to study large-scale cosmic streamings and another problems of observational cosmology. Due to a better quality of the photographic emulsions used for the southern sky survey, the galaxies measured on ESO/SERC films extend to a surface magnitude slightly fainter than the same galaxies measured on POSS prints. So we present the catalog data separately for northern sky (DEC from -17.5 to +90 degrees) - FLAT GALAXY CATALOG , FGC, N = 2573 and for southern sky (DEC from -90 to -17.5 degrees) - SOUTHERN EXTENSION OF FLAT GALAXY CATALOG, FGCE, N = 1882. There are about 200 galaxies in a common region which were found and measured independently on POSS prints and ESO/SERC films. They were included in FGC, not in FGCE. The mean ratio <a(ESO)/a(POSS)> for them is equal to 1.26±0.4. This value is near to the result obtained by Lauberts (1982). Making some statistics it is easy to exclude FGCE galaxies with a <50arcsec to have the same depth of the sample. The Appendix to Flat Galaxy Catalog - Addendum - contains the data of 291 galaxies. They were selected in preliminary survey but rejected after more precise diameter measurements because of violation the a/b ≥ 7 criterion. In every case, these galaxies can be used in different observational programs. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file main.dat 80 4455 FGC and FGCE catalogues names.dat 80 2013 Alternate names of FGC and FGCE galaxies notes.dat 112 1923 Notes to FGC and FGCE galaxies addendum.dat 80 291 Appendix to FGC
Byte-by-byte Description of file: main.dat, addendum.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 A5 --- FGC Galaxy FGC or FGCE (E in col.1) number or addendum (A in col.5); 7- 11 I5 --- PGC ? Identification number with Catalogue of Principal Galaxies (PGC, Paturel et al, 1989); 13- 14 I2 h RAh Right Ascension 1950 (hours) 16- 17 I2 min RAm Right Ascension 1950 (minutes) 19- 22 F4.1 s RAs Right Ascension 1950 (seconds) 23 A1 --- DE- Declination 1950 (sign) 24- 25 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 (degrees) 27- 28 I2 arcmin DEm Declination 1950 (minutes) 30- 31 I2 arcsec DEs Declination 1950 (seconds) 33- 38 F6.2 deg GLON Galactic longitude 39- 44 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 45- 49 F5.2 arcmin aO Major diameter measured on blue prints/films 50- 54 F5.2 arcmin bO Minor diameter measured on blue prints/films 55- 59 F5.2 arcmin aE ? Major diameter measured on red prints/films 60- 64 F5.2 arcmin bE ? Minor diameter measured on red prints/films 66- 68 I3 deg PA Positional angle of galaxy major axis measured from North towards East; 70- 72 A3 --- T Morphological type of spiral according to Hubble classification; 73 I1 --- As *? Index of apparent asymmetry 75- 77 A3 --- SB Index of mean surface brightness ( I - high, IV - very low). 78- 79 I2 --- N *? Number of significant neighbours 80 A1 --- Notes [*] A star indicates a note in file notes.dat
Note on As: Index of apparent asymmetry: 0 - feebly marked 2 - pronounced The features of asymmetry may be: - different length of spiral arms, - symmetry in the luminosity distribution, - resence of bright knots, - distortion of galaxy shape and so on. Note on N: N are the number of significant neighbours having an angular diameter in the range from 2a to a/2 and located in the circle of R=10a , where a is major axis of galaxy considered.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: names.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 A5 --- FGC ! Galaxy FGC or FGCE 7- 15 A9 --- PGC [PGC 0-9] PGC name 16 A1 --- c1 flag: '?' (PGC questionable), '(' (concerns the next name) or '=' (two different PGC numbers) 17- 80 A64 --- Names Alternate names, normally up to 4 names (format 4A16) there are however exceptions.
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 A5 --- FGC Galaxy FGC or FGCE 7-112 A106 --- Text Text of the note
Author's Addresses: I.D.Karachentsev, Zelenchukskaya, Russia Special Astrophysical Observatory V.E.Karachentseva, S.L.Parnovsky, Kiev, Ukraine Astronomical observatory of Kiev University Acknowledgements: Authors are very grateful to O.A.Dobrodij, G.G.Korotkova,. and M.E.Sharina taken part in coordinate measurements of flat galaxies. We thank Dr. Yu.N.Kudrya for great help in the preparation of the Catalog and Dr. G.Paturel who kindly presented the diskettes with Principal Galaxy Catalog version. The Intro documentation that froms the basis for this document was authored by Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 14-Oct-1993. References: Aaronson, M., Bothun, G., Mould, J., Huchra, J., Schommer, R., Cornell, M.: 1986 Astrophys.J., 302, 536. (1986ApJ...302..536A) Bottinelli, L., Durand, N., Fouque, P., Garnier, R., Gouguenheim, L., Paturel, G., Teerikorpi, P.: 1992, Astron.Astrophys.Suppl.Ser., 93, 173. (1992A&AS...93..173B) Dressler, A., Lynden-Bell, D., Burstein, D., Davies, R., Faber, S., Terlevich, R., Wegner, G.: 1987, Astrophys.J., 313, 42. (1987ApJ...313...42D) Faber, S.M., Jackson, R.E.: 1976, Astrophys.J., 204, 668. Giovanelli, R.:1992, private communication. Karachentseva, V.E.: 1973, Soob. of Spec. Astrophys. obs., 8,3. (1973SoSAO...8....3K) Karachentsev, I.D.: 1989, Astron.J., 97, 1566. (1989AJ.....97.1566K) Lauberts, A.: 1982. The ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO(B) Atlas, ESO, Munich. (ESO). (Cat. VII/34) Nilson, P.: 1973. Uppsala General Catalogue of Galaxies, Uppsala astr. Obs. Ann., Band 6. (UGC). (Cat. VII/26) Paturel, G., Fouque, P., Bottinelli, L. Gouguenheim, L.: 1989. Catalogue of Principal Galaxies, Lyon. (PGC). (Cat. VII/119) Rubin, V.C., Thonnard, N., Ford, W.K., Roberts, M.S.: 1976, Astron.J.,81, 719. Tully, R.B., Fisher, J.R.: 1977, Astron.Astrophys., 54, 661. (1977A&A....54..661T) Vorontsov-Velyaminov, B.A., Krasnogorskaja, A.A., Arkhipova, V.P.: 1962-1974, Morphological Catalog of Galaxies, I-IV, (MCG). (Cat. VII/62) Zwicky, F., Herzog, E., Wild, P., Karpowich, M., Kowal, G.,: 1961-1968, Catalogue of galaxies and of Clusters of Galaxies, I-VI (CGCG). (Cat. VII/190)
(End) N. Paul Kuin [ADC] 13-May-1997
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