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VII/44B      Star Clusters & Associations II. Globular Clusters (Ruprecht+ 1981)

Catalogue of Star Clusters and Associations. II. Globular Clusters. Ruprecht J., Balazs B., White R.E. <Akademiai Kiado, Publ. House Hungarian Acad. Sciences, Budapest (1981)> <Soviet Astronomy 27, 358 (1983)> =1983SvA....27..358R
ADC_Keywords: Clusters, globular Description: The catalog is the complete bibliographical listing for globular clusters from the second edition of the "Catalogue of Star Clusters and Associations (CSCA)" edited by Alter et al. (1970), and the "Supplement to the CSCA" by Ruprecht et al. (1981). Thus, it covers the literature through 1973. The file "main" contains the original data: for each cluster, the first line contains the running number (GCL) followed by designations used by various authors; the second line contains the 1950 coordinates, the 50-yr precession, the galactic coordinates, the galactic direction cosines and the position on the POSS charts; the lines following provide the following parameters: YEAR: Year of the literature reference NAME: Author PUBLICATION: Reference AD: Apparent diameter of the cluster (arcmin) DIST: Distance of the cluster (pc) LD: Linear diameter of the cluster (pc) N: Number of stars studied CE: Color excess SP: Integrated spectrum RV: Radial velocity (km/s) MT: Total (integrated) magnitude NOTE: Notes The file "clusters" has been created from second lines; missing positions were filled with the help of the SIMBAD data-base http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Simbad/html. References: Alter G., Ruprecht J., and Vanysek V., 1970, "Catalog of Star Clusters and Associations", 2nd edition, Akad. Kiado, Budapest. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file clusters 86 137 List of globular clusters main 120 12059 Bibliography of globular clusters
Byte-by-byte Description of file: clusters
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 9 A9 --- GCl Cluster name (starting with GCL) 10- 15 A6 --- Page Card (or page) number of the second edition 17- 25 A9 --- Name Other name of the cluster 28- 29 I2 h RAh Right Ascension 1950 (hours) (1) 31- 34 F4.1 min RAm Right Ascension 1950 (minutes) (1) 36 A1 --- DE- Declination 1950 (sign) (1) 37- 38 I2 deg DEd Declination 1950 (degrees) (1) 40- 41 I2 arcmin DEm Declination 1950 (minutes) (1) 44- 49 F6.2 deg GLON Galactic longitude (1) 51- 56 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic latitude (1) 60- 77 A18 --- POSS Palomar Sky Survey chart with its RA and Dec 80- 82 I3 mm Xpos []? Position on the Palomar chart from lower left corner 84- 86 I3 mm Ypos []? Position on the Palomar chart from lower left corner
Note (1): the position was added at CDS for additional clusters, i.e. GCL names with decimal figures.
See also: VII/5 : Excerpt from the Catalogue of Star Clusters and Associations VII/31 : Part I: Associations VII/101 : Part III: Open Clusters VII/103 : Catalogue of galactic globular clusters by R. Monella, 1985, VII/151 : Structure parameters of galactic globular clusters by R.F. Webbink, 1985, in IAU Symp. 113 "Dynamics of star clusters", Ed. J. Goodman & P. Hut, 541 Historical Notes: * November 1983: Tape provided to CDS by Moscow Data Centre * in 1985: description of the machine-readable version provided by Dr Ch. Peterson, Univ. California, Berkeley. * October 1991: CD-ROM edition "Selected Astronomical Catalogs" Vol. 1 by ADC/GSFC, directory /nonstell/clusters/globular * 06-Jul-1994: Addition of "clusters" file at CDS * 02-Nov-1995: "ReadMe" file revisited at CDS
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 02-Nov-1995
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