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VII/9               Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae    (Lynds 1965)

Catalogue of bright nebulae Lynds B.T. <Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser. 12, 163 (1965)> =1965ApJS...12..163L
ADC_Keywords: Nebulae ; H II regions Description: The Catalogue of Bright Nebulae lists the galactic and equatorial coordinates of the center of the cloud, the dimensions of the nebulae as measured on the photograph on which it appeared at its brightest, the area of nebulosity in square degrees, color as compared between the blue and red Palomar plates, a brightness index on a scale of 6, an identification number that indicates the complexity of the nebulosity, and a cross reference to NGC (Cat. <VII.1>), Index Catalogue (IC), Sharpless (1959) Catalogue of HII Regions (Cat. VII/20), Cederblad (1956) Catalogue of Diffuse Galactic Nebulae, and Dorschner and Gurtler (1963). File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file catalog.dat 68 1125 The LBN Catalogue
Byte-by-byte Description of file: catalog.dat
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2- 5 I4 --- Seq [1/1125]+ Running number (1) 7- 12 F6.2 deg GLON [0/360[+= Galactic longitude of cloud center 14- 19 F6.2 deg GLAT Galactic latitude of the cloud center 21- 22 I2 h RAh Hours RA, 1950.0 24- 25 I2 min RAm Minutes RA, 1950.0 28 A1 --- DE- Sign Dec, 1950.0 29- 30 I2 deg DEd Degrees Dec, 1950.0 32- 33 I2 arcmin DEm Minutes Dec, 1950.0 36- 39 I4 arcmin Diam1 Largest dimension of nebula 41- 43 I3 arcmin Diam2 Smallest dimension of nebula 45- 51 F7.3 deg2 Area Area of nebulosity 53 I1 --- Color [1/4] Color index (2) 55 I1 --- Bright [1/6] Brightness scale (3) 57- 59 I3 --- ID Identification number (4) 61- 68 A8 --- Name Other name of nebulosity (5)
Note (1): This number represents the sequence in the published paper; see also the History below. Note (2): The following codes are used for Color: '1' if brighter on blue Palomar plate; '2' if equal on red and blue Palomar plates; '3' if brighter on red Palomar plate; '4' if visible only on the red Palomar plate. This parameter is zero only for the two nebulae #191 (074.53-08.42 = NGC 6960) and #844 (189.13+02.97 = IC 443) Note (3): the brightness scale varies from '1' (brightest) to '6' (barely detectable). This parameter is zero only for the sane two nebulae #191 (074.53-08.42 = NGC 6960) and #844 (189.13+02.97 = IC 443) Note (4): ID indicates whether or not the object is an isolated region (=0) or a region of different brightness located in a more extensive complex of nebulosities. Note (5): Abbreviations are NGC = New General Catalogue (NGC, cat. VII/1) IC = Index Catalogue S = Sharpless HII Regions (Sh 2-), 1959, Cat. VII/20 C = Catalogue of Diffuse Galactic Nebulae, Cederblad 1959, Medd. Lund Ser.2, No 119 DG = Dorschner and Gurtler 1963, AN 287, 257
History: * The catalogue is extracted (in June 1994) from the CD-ROM of NASA/ADC "Selected Astronomical Catalogs Vol. 1" with the following corrections: - #582 (118.25+04.84) (shifted column) - Nebulae with identical central positions where checked against the publication and reordered according to the published catalogue. The following galactic central positions refer to 2 or more nebulae: 007.03-02.26 008.44+36.18 011.54+36.11 014.12+00.06 020.36-01.27 021.10-00.60 078.21+02.48 084.28-01.32 084.81+03.88 085.58+04.24 112.16+00.23 118.25+04.84 123.88-01.93 166.39-23.63 169.24-00.94 184.36-28.85 189.78-13.76 194.69-15.60 204.44-00.56 204.60-13.66 206.39-01.87 206.90-16.56 208.69-02.51 243.16+00.32 353.76+17.61 * The first "Seq" column, a number which is now found in the literature, was added at CDS in December 1996. References: Cederblad, S. 1956, Medd. Lund, Ser. 2, No. 119 Sharpless, S. 1959, ApJS, 6, 257 (Catalog VII/20) Dorschner, J., and Gurtler, J. 1963, AN, 287, 257
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 16-Dec-1996
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