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REFNEBULAE - Merged Catalog of Reflection Nebulae

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Overview

Several catalogs of reflection nebulae have been merged to create a uniform catalog of 913 objects. It contains revised coordinates, cross-identifications of nebulae and stars, as well as identifications with IRAS point sources.

The HEASARC has endeavored to render all identifications of the nebulae in the various catalogs according to the styles recommended by the Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects.


Catalog Bibcode

2003A&A...399..141M

References

Merged catalogue of reflection nebulae.
    Magakian T.Yu.
   <Astron. Astrophys. 399, 141 (2003)>
   =2003A&A...399..141M

Provenance

This table was created by the HEASARC in October 2012 based on CDS Catalog J/A+A/399/141 file table1.dat.

Parameters

Source_Number
A sequential identification number for each source in the catalog in order of increasing J2000.0 Right Ascension.

Name
The Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects-recommended source designation using the '[M2003]' prefix for Magakian (2003) and the J2000.0 equatorial source coordinates.

RA
The Right Ascension of the reflection nebula in the selected equinox. This was given in J2000.0 equatorial coordinates to a precision of 1 second of time in the original table.

Dec
The Declination of the reflection nebula in the selected equinox. This was given in J2000.0 equatorial coordinates to a precision of 1 arcsecond in the original table.

LII
The Galactic Longitude of the reflection nebula.

BII
The Galactic Latitude of the reflection nebula.

DG_Name
The Dorschner and Gurtler Catalog (1963, AN, 287, 25) identification of the reflection nebula, e.g., 'DG 10'.

DG_Name_2
A second DG identification for the reflection nebula.

RK_Name
The Rozhkovski & Kurchakov Catalog (1968, TrAlm, 11, 3) identification of the reflection nebula, e.g., '[RK68] 1'.

RK_Name_Flag
This flag parameter is set to '?' if the cross-identification with the RK Catalog object is uncertain.

VDB_Name
The Van den Bergh Catalog (CDS Cat. <VII/21>, 1966, AJ, 71, 990) identification of the reflection nebula, e.g., 'VDB 10'.

VDBH_Name
The Van den Bergh & Herbst Catalog (1975, AJ, 80, 208) identification of the reflection nebula, e.g., 'VDBH 1'.

Bernes_Name
The Bernes Catalog (1977, A&AS, 29, 65) identification, of the reflection nebula, e.g., '[B77] 1'.

NGC_IC_Names
Any NGC and/or IC Catalog identification(s) of the reflection nebula.

GN_Name
The Galactic Nebulae Atlas (Vol. I-III, Neckel et al. 1985, 1987, 1990) identification of the reflection nebula, e.g., 'GN00.04.4'.

Brand_Name
The BBWo Catalog (Brand et al. 1986, A&AS, 65, 537) identification of the reflection nebula, e.g., 'Bran 101'.

Ced_Name
The Ced Catalog (Cederblad, CDS Cat. <VII/231>; 1946, Medd. Lund Astrophys. Obs., ser II, No. 119) identification, of the reflection nebula, e.g., 'Ced 1'.

SS_Name
The SS Catalog (Struve & Straka 1962, PASP, 74, 474) identification of the reflection nebula, e.g., '[SS62] 1'.

Alt_Names
Other common designations for the reflection nebula and/or related stars within it, including classical names and designations by constellations, and names from the catalogs of variable and suspected variable stars. The bibcodes of the other catalogs and lists corresponding to the following abbreviations are as follows:

       AS, Haro, LkHa, MWC: common abbreviations of the lists of emission-line
                            stars; details see Herbig & Rao, 1972ApJ...174..401H
      BFS: Blitz, Fich & Stark, 1982ApJS...49..183B
       CG: cometary globules from the lists of:
           Hawarden & Brand, 1976MNRAS.175p..19H, Sandquist, 1976MNRAS.177p..69S,
           Zealey et al., 1983ApL....23..119Z,  Reipurth, 1983A&A...117..183R
           (CG39 is the object from the Vol. 3 of the Atlas of Galactic Nebulae
           by Neckel and Vehrenberg)
     CoKu: Cohen & Kuhi, 1979ApJS...41..743C
      CPM: Campbell et al., 1989AJ.....98..643C
      ESO: Lauberts, 1982, ESO/Uppsala Survey of B-plates, Cat. <VII/34>
      GDC: Reipurth, 1983A&A...117..183R
       GL: Price & Murdock, 1983, 1983AFGL..161.....P, RAFGL NNNN in Simbad
     GLMP: Garcia-Lario et al., 1997, Cat. <J/A+AS/126/479>
      GM1: Gyulbudaghian & Magakian, 1977PAZh....3..113G (GM 1-NN in Simbad)
      GM2: Gyulbudaghian & Magakian, 1977DoArm..64..104G (GM 2-NN in Simbad)
      GM3: Gyulbudaghian & Magakian, 1977ATsir.953....1G (GM 3-NN in Simbad)
      GRV: Gyulbudaghian et al., 1993RMxAA..25...19G, [GRV93] NN in Simbad
      Gy1: Gyulbudaghian, 1982PAZh....8..222G, [G82a] NN in Simbad
      Gy3: Gyulbudaghian, 1982ATsir1224....7G, [G82c] N in Simbad
      Gy4: Gyulbudaghian, 1984Afz....21..185G, [G84d] 1-N, [G84d] 2-N in Simbad)
     Hen2: Henize, 1967ApJS...14..125H, Hen 2-NNN in Simbad
     Hen3: Henize, 1976ApJS...30..491H, Hen 3-NNNN in Simbad
      Kr1,2,3,4:  Krasnogorskaya, 1962ATsir.230...11K
        L: Lynds, 1965ApJS...12..163L, Cat. <VII/9>, LBN NNNN in Simbad
       Lo: Longmore, 1977MNRAS.178..251L
     MacC: MacConnell, 1968ApJS...16..275M
      MBM: Magnani et al., 1985ApJ...295..402M
      MCG: Vorontsov-Vel'yaminov et al., 1962-1974, Cat. <VII/62> and <VII/100>
       Mu: Munch, 1955BOTT....2m..28M, [M55] NN in Simbad
       NS: Neckel & Staude, 1984A&A...131..200N, [NS84] NNa in Simbad
        P: Parsamian, 1965IzArm..18..146P, Parsamian NN in Simbad.
      Pis: Pismis, 1959BOTT....2r..37P, Cl Pismis NN in Simbad
       PP: Parsamian & Petrosian, 1979SoByu..51....3P
      RCW: Rodgers et al., 1960MNRAS.121..103R, Cat. <VII/216>
       Re: Reipurth, 1981A&AS...44..379R, Reipurth NN in Simbad
      RNO: Cohen, 1980AJ.....85...29C
       Sh: Sharpless, 1959ApJS....4..257S, Cat. <VII/20>, Sh 2-NNN in Simbad
     Terz: Terzan, K.H. Ju, 1980Msngr..20....6T, Terz A NN in Simbad
      UGC: Nilson, 1973, Cat. <VII/26>
      Wat: Moffat et al., 1979A&AS...38..197M, Cl Waterloo N in Simbad
     Wein: Weinberger, 1980A&AS...40..123W, Weinberger NNN in Simbad
  

DM_Numbers
The numerical part of the name of the star related to the reflection nebula in one of the Durchmusterungs, i.e., the BD, CD or CPD Catalogs. Thus, '+17o3986' refers to the star 'BD +17 3986'. If the illuminating star can be definitely identified, but it was too faint to be included in the DM, its existence is denoted by 'F' or 'F?'. Many such stars are included in deeper surveys, such as the SAO, PPM or GSC Catalogs.

HD_Numbers
The numerical part of the name of the star related to the reflection nebula in the HD Catalog, e.g., 100099 for HD 100099. If the illuminating star can be definitely identified, but it was too faint to be included in the HD Catalog, its existence is denoted by 'F' or 'F?'. Many such stars are included in deeper surveys, such as the SAO, PPM or GSC Catalogs.

IRAS_Name
The cross-identification with the IRAS Point Source or Faint Source Catalogs, IRAS PSC (CDS Cat. <II/125>) or IRAS FSC (CDS Cat. <II/156>) made by the authors. In most cases, but not always, the infrared sources coinicide with the illuminating stars.

Nebula_Type
The classification of the reflection nebula, discussed in more detail in section 2 of the reference paper, and coded as follows:

        N - reflection nebula;
      C+E - nebula with combined spectrum (emission+reflection);
       CN - cometary nebula (by morphology and/or other features);
       HH - Herbig-Haro object or jet;
      PN? - possible planetary nebula;
     Gal? - possible galaxy;
        ? - denotes uncertain classification.
  

Comments
Additional comments on the refelction nebula and/or associated stars.


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Last Modified: 31-Oct-2012