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VII/216         H-α emission regions in Southern Milky Way (Rodgers+ 1960)

A catalogue of H-α emission regions in the Southern Milky Way Rodgers A.W., Campbell C.T., Whiteoak J.B. <Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 121, 103 (1960)> =1960MNRAS.121..103R
ADC_Keywords: Nebulae ; H II regions Description: The Catalogue of Rodgers, Cambell, and Whiteoak (RCW), was the result of a survey of emission nebulae carried out at Mt. Stromlo Observatory from December 1957 to April 1959. The entire region of the Milky Way southward of the Palomar sky survey with a latitude of plus or minus 15 degrees of the galactic equator was photographed in the light of hydrogen alpha with comparison plates obtained in yellow light. This work roughly complements the Sharpless (Sh2, see Cat. VII/20) survey published in 1959. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file rcw.dat 80 181 The Catalogue (tables 2 and 3 of the paper) notes.dat 80 143 Notes to individual nebulae
See also: VII/20 : Catalogue of HII Regions (Sharpless 1959) Byte-by-byte Description of file: rcw.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- RCW RCW id number 6- 10 F5.1 deg GLON Galactic Longitude (l) new system 13- 17 F5.1 deg GLAT Galactic Latitude (b) new system 20- 21 I2 h RAh Right Ascension B1950 (hours) 23- 26 F4.1 min RAm Right Ascension B1950 (minutes) 28 A1 --- DE- Declination B1950 (sign) 29- 30 I2 deg DEd Declination B1950 (degrees) 32- 33 I2 arcmin DEm Declination B1950 (minutes) 36- 38 I3 arcmin MajAxis Major Axis Size (arc minutes) 40- 42 I3 arcmin MinAxis Minor Axis Size (arc minutes) 45- 46 A2 --- Br *[vbmf ] Brightness on H-alpha plates 48- 79 A32 --- IDs *Cross Reference Identifications 80 A1 --- Rem *[*R] Note detailed in file "notes.dat"
Note on Br: the symbols are b for bright, m for medium, f for faint, or vb for very bright. Note on IDs: the cross identifications refer to the designations from the following papers: BBW - B.J. Bok, M.J. Bester and C.M. Wade Daedalus 86, 9 (1955HarRe.416....1B) E - S. Sharpless, 1953ApJ...118..362S (Sh1) G - C.S. Gum, Mem. R.A.S. 67, 155 (1955MmRAS..67..155G) HS - V.F Hase and G.A. Shaijn Bull. Crimea. Ast. Obs., 15, 11 (1955) IC J.L.E. Dryer, Index Catalogue(1895) and Second Index Catalog(1908) London, 1962 Royal Astronomical Society NGC J.L.E. Dryer, New General Catalogue (1888) London, 1962 Royal Astronomical Society Note on Rem: The flag is an asterisk (*) for a remark due to a formatting problem, and R is for a note in the original publication. Both notes are in the file notes.dat
Byte-by-byte Description of file: notes.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- RCW RCW id number, repeated when several lines 5 A1 --- add [*] for a note due to formatting problems. 6- 80 A75 --- Text Text of note
Note to the electronic version (by Raymond Bruton, ): The purpose of this version of the RCW Catalogue is a computer readable file for the plotting of star charts. No more modern data was incorporated into the data table. Typographical errors should be brought to the attention of the editor. Any gross errors in the original publication should likewise be reported. The editor gratefully acknowledges the original work of Rodgers, Cambell, and Whiteoak under the direction of the late Bart J. Bok. The NASA Astrophysics Data System maintained at Harvard University was indispensable for checking against the original work. The Royal Astronomcal Society of the United Kingdom is thanked for making the copyrighted original available to the NASA Astrophysics Data System and indirectly to the editor. Acknowledgements: It is a pleasure to thank Raymond Bruton, Fort Worth, Texas (USA) (e-mail ) who prepared the catalogue and kindly forwarded it to CDS in May 2000.
(End) Raymond Bruton [Fort Worth], Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 03-May-2000
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