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M31RBCGC - M31 Revised Bologna Clusters and Candidates Catalog (Version 5)

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Overview

The Revised Bologna Catalogue of M 31 globular clusters and candidates (RBC, V.5, August 2012) lists all the confirmed globular clusters (GCs), all the known candidates GCs, and also all the objects that were identified as candidate GCs in the past and were subsequently recognized not to be genuine clusters, each entry being properly classified (GC, candidate GC, foreground star, background galaxy, HII region, etc.). The latter entries are maintained in the catalog to avoid re-discoveries of objects that may look like M 31 GCs and have been already classified as non-GCs. Please take into account the classification flag(s) when you use the RBC.

Please acknowledge the use of this catalog. The proper reference is: Galleti S., Federici L., Bellazzini M., Fusi Pecci F., Macrina S. "2MASS NIR photometry for 693 candidate globular clusters in M 31 and the Revised Bologna Catalogue (V.1.0)", Astron.&Astrophys., 2004, 416, 917 (2004A&A...416..917G)


Catalog Bibcodes

2004A&A...416..917G
2006A&A...456..985G
2009A&A...508.1285G

References

Revised Bologna Catalogue of M 31 globular clusters and candidates (RBC, V.5,
August 2012)
   Galleti S., Federici L., Bellazzini M., Fusi Pecci F., Macrina S., Buzzoni A.
  <Astron. Astrophys. 416, 917 (2004); 456, 985 (2006); 508, 1285 (2009)>
  =2006A&A...456..985G
  =2014yCat.5143....0G

Provenance

This table was created by the HEASARC in November 2014 based on CDS Catalog J/V/143 file rbc5.dat, Version 5 of the Revised Bologna Catalogue of M 31 globular clusters and candidates

Parameters

Cluster_Number
A unique number identifying the globular cluster or globular cluster candidate.

Name
The name of the globular cluster or globular cluster candidate. These are the names as given in the original catalog, and most of the prefixes are not recognized by Simbad. Thus, the HEASARC has constructed this mapping from the prefixes used herein to their corresponding Simbad designations (which it believes is likely correct) as follows:

   RBC Prefix   Simbad Prefix      Reference                Bibcode

       AU       ACH                Auriere et al. (1992)    1992A&A...256...95A
       B        Bol                Battistini et al. (1980) 1980A&AS...42..357B
                "                  Battistini et al. (1987) 1987A&AS...67..447B
                "                  Battistini et al. (1993) 1993A&A...272...77B
       BA       BA                 Baade & Arp (1964)       1964ApJ...139.1027B
       BH       [BHB2000]          Barmby & Huchra (2001)   2001AJ....122.2458B
       C                           Kang et al. (2012)       2012ApJS..199...37K
       DA(O)    [CCS85]            Crampton et al. (1985)   1985ApJ...288..494C
       G        [SKHB]             Sargent et al. (1977)    1977AJ.....82..947S
       M        [MKK98] M 31       Mochejska et al. (1998)  1998AcA....48..455M
       NB       NBol               Battistini et al. (1993) 1993A&A...272...77B
       SH       [S73]              Sharov (1973)            1973SvA....17..174S
                                   Sharov & Lyutyi (1983)   1983Ap&SS. 90..371S
                [S73]              Sharov & Lyutyi (1985)   1985AstL...11..248S
       SK       [KLG2007]          Kim et al. (2007         2007AJ....134..706K
       V        [V62}              Vetesnik (1962)          1962BAICz..13..180V
  
The meaning of other name prefixes used herein, e.g. '2M', is not known to the HEASARC.

Alt_Name
An alternative designation for the globular cluster or candidate. See the discussion on source nomenclature given in the text for the name parameter above.

Source_Class_Flag
A source flag parameter containing a code indicating the source classification, as follows:

     0 = no data;
     1 = globular cluster;
     2 = candidate globular cluster;
     3 = controversial object;
     4 = galaxy;
     5 = HII region
     6 = star(s)
     7 = asterism;
     8 = extended cluster;
     9 = blank
  

POSS_Class_Flag
A source flag parameter containing a code indicating a possible source classification for a candidate globular cluster, as follows:

     0 = other classification;
     1 = possible globular cluster;
     2 = no classification;
     4 = possible galaxy;
     5 = possible HII region;
     6 = possible star(s)
  

Confirmation_Flag
A source flag parameter containing a code indicating a confirmation of the source classification, as follows:

     0 = no data;
     1 = globular cluster;
     2 = candidate globular cluster;
     3 = controversial object;
     4 = galaxy;
     5 = HII region
     6 = star(s)
     7 = asterism;
     8 = extended cluster;
     9 = blank
  

Fp05_Age_Class_Flag
The age classification from the Fusi Pecci et al. (2005, AJ, 130, 554) blue luminous compact cluster (BLCC), other confirmed and reportedly young cluster, and unconfirmed M 31 globular clusters and reportedly young and/or possible candidate BLCCs with (B - V)0 < 0.45 samples (given in their Tables 1, 2 and 3, respectively), coded as follows:

    1 = only sample A (color selected);
    2 = only sample B (H{beta} > 3.5 selected);
    3 = sample A and B; BLCC from table 2:
    4 = confirmed GCs and candidate BLCCs; from table 3:
    5 = unconfirmed GCs and candidate BLCCs
    6 = data from SK07 that have (B-V)0<0.45 color with E(B-V) = 0.11;
    7 = candidate BLCCs by Beccari et al. (2007).
  

C09_Age_Class_Flag
The age classification from Caldwell et al. (2009, AJ, 137, 94), coded as follows:

     0 = not considered in the paper;
     1 = "young" cluster with age < 1 Gyr;
     2 = "intermediate " cluster with 1Gyr < age < 2 Gyr;
     3 = "old" cluster with age > 2 Gyr;
     8 = not available or no data;
     9 = other classification.
  

P10_Age_Class_Flag
The age classification from Peacock et al. (2010, MNRAS, 402, 803) coded as follows:

     0 = not considered in the paper;
     1 = old cluster
     2 = candidate cluster
     3 = young cluster
     4 = background galaxy
  

RA
The Right Ascension of the globular cluster or candidate in the selected equinox. This was given in J2000.0 equatorial coordinates to a precision of 0.001 seconds of time in the original reference.

Dec
The Declination of the globular cluster or candidate in the selected equinox. This was given in J2000.0 equatorial coordinates to a precision of 0.01 arcseconds in the original reference.

LII
The Galactic Longitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

BII
The Galactic Latitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Umag
The U-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_Umag
The reference for the U-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, coded as follows:

     0 = Barmby et al. 2000AJ....119..727B, 2001AJ....122.2458B
     1 = Battistini et al. 1987A&AS...67..447B (pg)
     2 = Buonanno et al. 1982A&AS...47..451B(pg)
     3 = Battistini et al. 980A&AS...42..357B (eye)
     4 = F300W photometry (ccd)
     5 = Kim et al. 2007AJ....134..706K (SK07 or SCK07)
     6 = Fan et al. 2010ApJ...725..200F (F10)
     7 = Peacock et al. 2010MNRAS.402..803P (P10)
     8 = Beccari et al. 2007A&A...476..193B (Be07)
    11-18 = Sharov et al. 1975-1996: 1975SvAL....1...69S (SL75);
            1976SvAL....2..128S (SL76);  1978SvA....22..548S (SL78A);
            1978SvAL....4..163S (SL78B); 1979SvAL....5..308S (SL79);
            1980SvAL....6..299S (SL80);  1981SvAL....7..367S (SL81);
            1982SvAL....8..243S (SL82);  1983Ap&SS..90..371S (SL83);
            1984SvAL...10..243S (SL84);  1985AstL...11..248S (SL85);
            1987SvAL...13..270S (SL87);  1992SvAL...18...41S (SL92);
            1995AstL...21..240S  (SL95); 1996AstL...22..409S (SL96)
    19 = RH92-94: Reed et al. 1992AJ....103..824R (RHH92);
                              1994AJ....107..555R (RHH94)
    20 = Cohen et al. 1994AJ....108..128C (C93 )
    21 = Battistini et al. 1993A&A...272...77B (B93)
    22 = Auriere et al. 1992A&A...256...95A (AU92)
    23 = Racine & Harris 1992AJ....104.1068R (R92)
    24 = Mochejska et al. 1998AcA....48..455M (M98)
    30 = Caldwell et al. 2009AJ....137...94C (C09)
    31 = new data G12 (Galleti et al., this catalog)
  

Bmag
The B-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_Bmag
The reference for the B-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, using the same codes as for the ref_umag parameter (see above).

Vmag
The V-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_Vmag
The reference for the V-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, using the same codes as for the ref_umag parameter (see above).

Rmag
The R-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_Rmag
The reference for the R-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, using the same codes as for the ref_umag parameter (see above).

Imag
The I-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_Imag
The reference for the I-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, using the same codes as for the ref_umag parameter (see above).

Jmag
The J-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_Jmag
The reference for the J-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, coded as follows:

     0 = 2Mass (Cutri et al. CDS Cat. II/246)
     1 = Barmby et al. 2000AJ....119..727B (B00)
     2 = Cohen & Matthews 1994AJ....108..128C (CM94)
     3 = Bonoli et al. 1992A&AS...96..163B (Bo92)
     4 = Barmby et al. 2001AJ....121.1496B (B01a)
     5 = new data as in G04 (Galleti et al. 2004, A&A, 416, 917).
  

Hmag
The H-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_Hmag
The reference for the H-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, coded as follows:

     0 = 2Mass (Cutri et al. CDS Cat. II/246)
     1 = Barmby et al. 2000AJ....119..727B (B00)
     2 = Cohen & Matthews 1994AJ....108..128C (CM94)
     3 = Bonoli et al. 1992A&AS...96..163B (Bo92)
     4 = Barmby et al. 2001AJ....121.1496B (B01a)
     5 = new data as in G04 (Galleti et al. 2004, A&A, 416, 917).
  

Kmag
The K-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_Kmag
The reference for the K-band magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, coded as follows:

     0 = 2Mass (Cutri et al. CDS Cat. II/246)
     1 = Barmby et al. 2000AJ....119..727B (B00)
     2 = Cohen & Matthews 1994AJ....108..128C (CM94)
     3 = Bonoli et al. 1992A&AS...96..163B (Bo92)
     4 = Barmby et al. 2001AJ....121.1496B (B01a)
     5 = new data as in G04 (Galleti et al. 2004, A&A, 416, 917).
  

NUV_Mag
The GALEX NUV-band (0.23-um) magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

NUV_Mag_Error
The mean error in the NUV magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_NUV_Mag
The reference for the GALEX NUV magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, coded as follows:

     0 = Rey et al. 2007ApJS..173..643R (R07; Cat. J/ApJS/173/643)
     1 = Kang et al. 2012ApJS..199...37K (K12; Cat. J/ApJS/199/37)
   null= (no far-UV data)
  

FUV_Mag
The GALEX FUV-band (0.15-um) magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

FUV_Mag_Error
The mean error in the GALEX FUV magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate.

Ref_FUV_Mag
The reference for the GALEX FUV magnitude of the globular cluster or candidate, coded as follows:

     0 = Rey et al. 2007ApJS..173..643R (R07; Cat. J/ApJS/173/643)
     1 = Kang et al. 2012ApJS..199...37K (K12; Cat. J/ApJS/199/37)
   null= (no far-UV data)
  

Radial_Velocity
The heliocentric radial velocity of the globular cluster or candidate, in km/s.

Radial_Velocity_Error
The error in the heliocentric radial velocity of the globular cluster or candidate, in km/s.

Ref_Radial_Velocity
The reference for the heliocentric radial velocity of the globular cluster or candidate, coded as follows:

     0 = Dubath & Grillmair 1997A&A...321..379D (HR);
     1 = Huechra et al. 1991ApJ...370..495H (H91;
     2 = Perrett et al. 2002AJ....123.2490P (P02;
     3 = Federici et al. 1993A&A...274...87F (F93;
     4 = Jablonka et al. 1998A&A...335..867J (J98;
     5 = Barmby et al. 2000AJ....119..727B (B00);
     6 = Galleti et al. 2006A&A...456..985G (G06; see J/A+A/456/985);
     7 = Galleti et al. 2007A&A...471..127G (G07; see J/A+A/471/127);
     8 = Barmby, http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/~pbarmby/m31gc.dat (BW00);
    10 = Caldwell et al. 2009AJ....137...94C (C09;
    11 = Kim et al. 2007AJ....134..706K (SK07 or SCK07);
    13 = Alves-Brito et al. 2009MNRAS.395L..34A (A09;
    14 = G12 new data as G06 (Galleti et al. 2012, this catalog);
    15 = Caldwell et al. 2011AJ....141...61C (C11;
    20 = average (see G06 = J/A+A/456/985);
  null = no velocity.
  

E_BV_1
The estimated E(B-V) color excess of the globular cluster or candidate, in magnitudes.

E_BV_1_Error
The mean error in the estimated E(B-V) color excess of the globular cluster or candidate, in magnitudes.

Ref_E_BV_1
The reference for the estimated E(B-V) color excess of the globular cluster or candidate, E(B-V)1, coded as follows:

     0 = from Barmby et al. (2000) = 2000AJ....119..727B;
     1 = new data from Fan et al. (2010) = 2010ApJ...725..200F;
  null = no data.
  

E_BV_2
A second estimate of the E(B-V) color excess of the globular cluster or candidate, E(B-V)2, in magnitudes.

Ref_E_BV_2
The reference for the second estimate of the E(B-V) color excess of the globular cluster or candidate, E(B-V)2, coded as follows:

     0 = Caldwell et al. (2011) = 2011AJ....141...61C;
     2 = Barmby et al. (2000) = 2000AJ....119..727B;
     3 = median from the references
  

Metallicity
The iron abundance ([Fe/H]) of the globular cluster or candidate, taken from Galleti et al. (2009) = 2009A&A...508.1285G.

Metallicity_Error
The mean error in the iron abundance ([Fe/H]) of the globular cluster or candidate, taken from Galleti et al. (2009) = 2009A&A...508.1285G)

H_Beta_Index
The H_Beta index of the globular cluster or candidate, taken from Galleti et al. (2009) = 2009A&A...508.1285G.

H_Beta_Index_Error
The mean error in the H_Beta index of the globular cluster or candidate, taken from Galleti et al. (2009) = 2009A&A...508.1285G.

Ref_Position
The reference for the source of the position of the globular cluster or candidate, coded as follows:

     1 = 2MASS (Cutri et al. 2003, CDS Cat. II/246); 2MASS-6X (2006, II/281)
     2 = SDSS (Sloan Digital Sky Survey, see CDS Cat. V/139)
     3 = GSC-II (Lasker et al. 2008, CDS Cat. I/305)
     4 = LGS (Massey et al. 2006, CDS Cat. J/AJ/131/2478)
     5 = HST (archives from Hubble Space Telescope observations)
     8 = RBCV4 (Revised Bologna Catalog, V.4)
  null = none.
  

Proj_X_Position
The projected X position x of the globular cluster or candidate from the center of M 31, in arcminutes. The following assumptions have been made:

    * M 31 PA = 38 deg from Kent (1989) = 1989 AJ.....97.1614K;
    * Center of M 31: RA, Dec (J2000) = 00:42:44.31, +41:16:09.4
    * M 31 distance modulus = 24.47 mag (783 kpc)
  

Proj_Y_Position
The projected Y position y of the globular cluster or candidate from the center of M 31, in arcminutes. The following assumptions have been made:

    * M 31 PA = 38 deg from Kent (1989) = 1989 AJ.....97.1614K;
    * Center of M 31: RA, Dec (J2000) = 00:42:44.31, +41:16:09.4
    * M 31 distance modulus = 24.47 mag (783 kpc)
  

Proj_R_Position
The projected radial position r of the globular cluster or candidate from the center of M 31, in arcminutes, where r = sqrt(x2 + y2). The following assumptions have been made:

    * M 31 PA = 38 deg from Kent (1989) = 1989 AJ.....97.1614K;
    * Center of M 31: RA, Dec (J2000) = 00:42:44.31, +41:16:09.4
    * M 31 distance modulus = 24.47 mag (783 kpc)
  

Proj_Radial_Distance
The projected radial distance R_p of the globular cluster or candidate from the center of M 31, in kpc. The following assumptions have been made:

    * M 31 PA = 38 deg from Kent (1989) = 1989 AJ.....97.1614K;
    * Center of M 31: RA, Dec (J2000) = 00:42:44.31, +41:16:09.4
    * M 31 distance modulus = 24.47 mag (783 kpc)
  

Class
The HEASARC Browse object classification, based on the value of the source_class_flag parameter.


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