VII/62A   Morphological Cat. of Gal. (MCG)   (Vorontsov-Velyaminov+, 1962-1974)

Morphological Catalog of Galaxies (MCG) Vorontsov-Velyaminov B.A., Krasnogorskaya A.A. <Part I (+90 to +45deg) Trudy Gosud. Astron. Inst. Sternberg 32 (1962)> Vorontsov-Velyaminov B.A., Arkhipova V.P. <Part II (+45 to +15 deg) Trudy Gosud. Astron. Inst. Sternberg 34 (1964)> Vorontsov-Velyaminov B.A., Arkhipova V.P. <Part III (+15 to -09 deg) Trudy Gosud. Astron. Inst. Sternberg 33 (1963)> Vorontsov-Velyaminov B.A., Arkhipova V.P. <Part IV (-09 to -33 deg) Trudy Gosud. Astron. Inst. Sternberg 38 (1968)> =1962TrSht..32....1V (SIMBAD/NED References) =1963TrSht..33....1V =1964TrSht..34....1V =1968TrSht..38....1V
ADC_Keywords: Galaxy catalogs ; Morphology Description: The catalog is a compilation of information for approximately 34000 galaxies found and examined on the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS). Individual identifiers are assigned for about 29000 galaxies and information on the remaining 5000 is present in the extensive notes of the published catalogs (Vorontsov-Velyaminov et al. 1962-1968). The catalog is structured according to the POSS zones, counting from the equator, and is numbered from +15 (corresponding to +90 deg) to +01 (+06 zone) and +00 (equatorial zone) to -05 (-30 zone); the fields are numbered with increasing right ascension. The catalog includes cross-identifications to the NGC (Dreyer 1888) and IC (Dreyer 1895, 1908) catalogs, equatorial coordinates for B1950.0, magnitudes, estimated sizes and intensities of the brighter inner region and the entire object, and estimated inclinations. See also: VII/100 : Part V (declination -33 to -45deg, published as Trudy Gosud. Astron. Inst. Sternberg 46, 1974) File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file adc.doc 80 779 Documentation by Wayne H. Warren Jr. mcg.dat 67 29003 The MCG Catalogue, Vols 1-4
Byte-by-byte Description of file: mcg.dat
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1- 14 A14 --- MCG Morphological Catalog of Galaxies (MCG) number 15 A1 --- n_MCG '*' if there is a note in the published version 16- 24 A9 --- OtherName Catalog number in the NGC or IC 25- 26 I2 h RAh Hours RA, equinox 1950.0 27- 31 F5.2 min RAm Minutes RA, equinox 1950.0 32 A1 --- DE- Sign Dec, equinox 1950.0 33- 34 I2 deg DEd Degrees Dec, equinox 1950.0 36- 37 I2 arcmin DEm Minutes Dec, equinox 1950.0 39- 43 F5.2 mag Mag [6/21]? Photographic Magnitude 44- 48 F5.1 0.1arcmin MajAxisIn ]0/500]? Diameter of the major axis, bright inner part 49- 53 F5.1 0.1arcmin MinAxisIn ]0/500]? Diameter of the minor axis, bright inner part 54- 59 F6.1 0.1arcmin MajAxis ]0/1600]? Diameter of major axis, entire galaxy 60- 64 F5.1 0.1arcmin MinAxis ]0/500]? Diameter of minor axis, entire galaxy 65 I1 --- IntIn []? [1/6] Intensity of inner region of the galaxy from 1 (completely black image) to 6 (image barely visible). 66 I1 --- IntOut [1/6]? Intensity of outer region of the galaxy 67 A1 --- Incl [1-5?] Inclination of the principle Plane from 1 (face on) to 5 (edge on). '?'= uncertainty.
Historical Notes: * 18-Nov-1994: Compared to the "Selected Astronomical Catalogs" Vol. 1 CD-ROM (1992), directory "nonstell/galaxies/mcg", the following errors have been corrected: - Misalignements in records 6734 10857 13382 25010 - Errors in the "Incl" parameter for records 3601(MCG+09-11-008) 4053(MCG+09-16-022) 6928(MCG+08-30-002) 13323(MCG+04-06-049) - Error in "MajorAxis" parameter for record 19653(MCG+01-37-012) * 22-Oct-1996: Gail L. Schneider (SSDOO/ADC) - Error in "MCG" for record 4341 corrected For: MCI+09-19-067 Read: MCG+09-19-067 * 09-Jan-2001: Units of Major/Minor Axises were reported as arcmin -- but are tenths of arcminutes. References: Dreyer, J.L.E. 1888, "New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars", MmRAS Soc. 49, Part I (London: Royal Astronomical Society 1962, reprinted) Dreyer, J.L.E. 1895, "Index Catalogue of Nebulae found in the Years 1888- 1894, with Notes and Corrections to the New General Catalogue", MmRAS Soc. 51, 185 (London: Royal Astronomical Society 1962, reprinted) Dreyer, J.L.E. 1908,"Second Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars, containing Objects found in the years 1895-1907, with Notes and Corrections to the New General Catalogue and to the Index Catalogue for 1888-1894", MmRAS Soc. 59, Part 2, 105 (London: Royal Astronomical Society 1962, reprinted)
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 18-Nov-1994
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