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VII/170    Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations (Arp+, 1987)

Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations. Volume I. Positions and descriptions. Arp H.C., Madore B.F. <Cambridge University Press (1987)> =1987AMCat.C......1A (SIMBAD/NED RefCode)
ADC_Keywords: Galaxy catalogs ; Clusters, galaxy ; Description: This "Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations" is a complete and detailed catalogue of all the most interesting galaxies and most striking apparent associations of galaxies in the Southern sky. The printed catalogue is made of two volumes: Volume I which lists the Peculiar Galaxies, and Volume II which contains photographs of galaxies which are representative of the various Categories used in the Classification scheme presented in Volume I. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 152 6445 Catalogue of Southern peculiar galaxies and associations
See also: VII/74 : Atlas of (Northern) Peculiar Galaxies (Arp =1966ApJS...14....1A) Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1 A1 --- FCflag [*] * indicates that the object is illustrated in Volume II 2- 9 A8 --- AM AM identification (1) 10- 14 I5 --- n_AM []? More detailed AM identification (2) 16- 17 I2 h RAh Right ascension 1950 18- 19 I2 min RAm Right ascension 1950 20- 21 I2 s RAs Right ascension 1950 22 A1 --- DE- Declination sign 23- 24 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 25- 28 F4.1 arcmin DEm Declination 1950 30- 35 F6.2 deg GLON Galactic longitude 36- 41 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic latitude 43- 46 I4 0.1deg SGL Supergalactic longitude 47- 50 I4 0.1deg SGB Supergalacitc latitude 51 A1 --- n_Diam [SD] Note on Diam (3) 52- 55 I4 0.1arcmin Diam []? Diameter or Separation (3) 56- 57 I2 --- CD1 [1-25]? Category (4) 58- 59 I2 --- CD2 [1-25]? Category (4) 60- 61 I2 --- CD3 [1-25]? Category (4) 62- 63 I2 --- CD4 [1-25]? Category (4) 64- 65 I2 --- CD5 [1-25]? Category (4) 66- 68 I3 --- ESO/SERC []? ESO/SERC field number 70- 73 I4 --- SERC-J []? SERC J plate number 75- 77 I3 mm Xpos X position (5) 79- 81 I3 mm Ypos Y position (5) 83-152 A70 --- Desc Description (6)
Note (1): Note that the AM designation is based on the 1950 position with "format" HHMM+DDM, where the last 'M' digit represents truncated tens of arc minutes (the last digit is always between 0 and 5) Note (2): For objects that are part of a pair, a triple or a larger association of objects which are also listed and described in the Catalogue as separate entries, this number represents the abbreviated right ascension and declination of the member immediately preceding the current object in order of right ascension (only the last number of right ascension and the four numbers of declination are given) Note (3): S or D, indicating that the following number is a measure of either the separation (S) of major components, or a characteristic diameter (D) of the system as a whole, respectively. Note (4): the following Description Codes are used: 1 Galaxies with interacting companion(s) 2 Interacting doubles (galaxies of comparable size) 3 Interacting triples 4 Interacting quartets 5 Interacting quintets 6 Ring galaxies (or morphologically similar objects) 7 Galaxies with (linear) jets 8 Galaxies with apparent companion(s) 9 M51-types (companion at end of spiral arm) 10 Galaxies with peculiar spiral arms 11 Three-armed spirals and multiple-armed spirals 12 Peculiar disks (major asymmetry or deformation) 13 Compact (very high-surface-brightness) galaxies 14 Galaxies with prominent or unusual dust absorption 15 Galaxies with tails, loops of material or debris 16 Irregular or disturbed, (apparently isolated) galaxies 17 Chains (four or more galaxies aligned) 18 Groups (four or more galaxies not aligned) 19 Clusters (only very conspicuous, rich systems) 20 Dwarf galaxies (low surface brightness) 21 Stellar objects with associated nebulosity 22 Miscellaneous (rare or distinctive objects) 23 Close pairs (not visibly interacting) 24 Clode triples (not visibly interacting) 25 Planetary nebulae Note (5): The Cartesian coordinates of the object are measured from the lower left-hand (south-east) corner of the original SERC plate. Note (6): the following abbreviations are used: ABS'N. absorption APP. apparent ASSOC. association ASYMM. asymmetric BR. bright CIRC. circular COMP'N. companion COMP'NS. companions CONDENS. condensation CONN. connected/ing/ion DBL. double DIAM. diametric E elliptical ELONG. elongated ENVEL. envelope FILAM. filament FNT. faint G.D. grand design GAL./GALS. galaxy/galaxies GRP. group HI.S.BR. high surface brightness incl. including I/A interacting IRR. irregular LO.S.BR. low surface brightness MA.AX. major axis MATR'L material MDM.S.BR. medium surface brightness MI.AX. minor axis MULTI. multiple PEC. peculiar S.BR. surface brightness SP. spiral V. very w. with + and or plus
Historical Notes: The machine file of the Arp & Madore Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies (1987) was kindly provided by B. Madore to H. Andernach in April 1991. A few formatting errors were detected by H. Andernach, corrected and commented to B.Madore that time. H. Andernach provided a copy to CDS in February 1993. Further formatting errors were detected and corrected at CDS. Two more errors (diameter of AM 0640-505 and Category of AM 1934-563) were detected by H. Andernach in June 1996 and corrected.
(End) Patricia Bauer [CDS] (18-Jan-1995), rev. Heinz Andernach 11-Jun-1996
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