SMCCLUSTRS - SMC & Bridge Clusters Catalog
Notice that this list of excluded objects contains most of the known planetary nebulae in the SMC because their appearance was stellar on the Schmidt films.
The ESO/SERC Sky Survey field and quadrant in which the object is best seen.The ESO/SERC fields studied for this catalog were 13, 28, 29, 30, 31, 50, 51, and 52. Thus a plate designation of '28NW' means that the object is in the northwest (NW) quadrant of field 28.
The object name. For the 284 new objects (24% of the unified catalog), the designation 'BSn' was used, where BS stands for Bica and Schmitt, and n is a running number that is approximately ordered in right ascension, while for objects for which cross-identification in other catalogs found a counterpart, one of these was used for the name. (See acronym list below). H II regions and their embedded stellar associations of comparable extent were considered to be equivalent objects, while some objects were separated into two or more parts, and consequently have designations that are complemented with, e.g., 'N' for northern part, 'SE' for southeastern part, etc.
Acronym List for Cross-Identifications with Previous SMC and Bridge Catalogs Acronym Reference Entries Object Types SMC-N Henize 1956, ApJS, 2, 315 117 N K Kron 1956, PASP, 68, 125 69 C L Lindsay 1958, MNRAS, 118, 172 116 C WG Westerlund and Glaspey 1971, A&A, 10, 1 18 C,A HW Hodge and Wright 1974, AJ, 79, 858 86 C SMC-DEM Davies et al. 1976, MmRAS, 81, 89 167 N B Bruck M.T. 1976, OccRep ROE, No. 1 168 C,A SNR Mathewson et al. 1983, ApJS, 51, 345 5 N SNR Mathewson et al. 1984, ApJS, 55, 189 6 N H-A Hodge 1985, PASP, 97, 530 70 A H86- Hodge 1986, PASP, 98, 1113 213 C SMC-DEM Meaburn 1986, MNRAS, 223, 317 5 N IDK Irwin et al. 1990, AJ, 99, 191 5 A B-OB Battinelli 1991, A&A, 244, 69 31 A BD Battinelli and Demers 1992, AJ, 104, 1458 73 A BS Bica and Schmitt 1995, ApJS, 101, 41 284 C,N,A
Alternative name(s) for the object (see description of Name parameter for a list of the acronyms used for names).
The right ascension of the object. The accuracy of the position is primarily dependent on the determination of the center of the object. For star clusters, this uncertainty is typically 10 to 15 arcseconds. For large associations and/or H II complexes, the determination of the center is less precise, but this becomes irrelevant as compared to their large extent, in any case.
The declination of the object. The accuracy of the position is primarily dependent on the determination of the center of the object. For star clusters, this uncertainty is typically 10 to 15 arcseconds. For large associations and/or H II complexes, the determination of the center is less precise, but this becomes irrelevant as compared to their large extent, in any case.
Galactic longitude of the object.
Galactic latitude of the object.
Obvious star clusters and emissionless associations are indicated by C and A, respectively. This distinction is based primarily on stellar density, but additional criteria are the magnitude distribution of stars and the occurrence of irregular shape (which latter property characterizes associations). The intermediate classes CA and AC reflect the fact that there was some uncertainty in the classification, and, in these cases, the first letter is the more probable classification. NA is used to describe H II regions with embedded associations, whereas NC is used for small H II regions with embedded star clusters and/or high-surface-brightness compact H II regions. N is reserved for known supernova remnants (Mathewson et al. 1983 ApJS, 51, 345; 1984, ApJS, 55, 189) and for a few objects which were seen as non-stellar in the Schmidt films and are classified as planetary nebulae (Meyssonier and Azzopardi 1993, A&AS, 102, 451). Finally, AN and CN are associations and clusters, respectively, which show some traces of emission.
The size (diameter) of the major axis, in arcminutes. The measurement of the sizes was carried out with a resolution of 4 arcseconds.
The size (diameter) of the minor axis, in arcminutes. The measurement of the sizes was carried out with a resolution of 4 arcseconds.
The Position Angle (P.A.) of the major axis in degrees, where 0 degrees means North and 90 degrees means East. The measurement of the position angles was carried out with a precision of plus or minus 5 degrees.
Various remarks concerning the particular object:
PN: planetary nebula, MP: member of cluster pair MT: member of cluster triplet BR*: a bright star is present ATT: attached toA hierarchical indication is given for objects embedded in or superimposed on larger ones: IN suggests a possible connection, while SUP suggests a projection.
The Browse classification based on the first letter of the object type.