Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Result of query: info cati APMBGC$

Details on Acronym:   APM
   APM (Automatic Plate Measuring machine) ***** Avoid the usage of APM, prefer APMBGC Originof the Acronym: L = Found in the literature
Details on Acronym:   APMBGC
   APMBGC (Automatic Plate Measuring machine, Bright Galaxy Catalogue)= (APM) Write:<<APMBGC FFF+xxx+yyy>> N: 15827 Object:G  (SIMBAD class: Galaxy) Note:Format 'FFF+xxx+yyy':
'FFF' stands for the SERC field number
'+xxx+yyy' stands for the position of the galaxy on the plate, in millimetres from the centre of the plate.
These are preceded by a sign for the galaxy position in the plate:
'+' sign for the galaxy to the right (west) of the centre (+xxx) below (south) of the centre (+yyy)
'-' sign for the galaxy to the left (east) of the centre (-xxx) above (north) of the centre of the plate (-yyy) Ref:=1996MNRAS.278.1025L byLOVEDAY J. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 278, 1025-1048 (1996) The APM Bright Galaxy Catalogue. o<APMBGC FFF+xxx+yyy> N=14681 Ref:=1996ApJS..107..201L byLOVEDAY J. , PETERSON B.A., MADDOX S.J., EFSTATHIOU G. Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 107, 201-214 (1996) The Stromlo-APM redshift survey. IV. The redshift catalog. o<APMBGC FFF+xxx+yyy> N=1797 (1147 added). =E=Catalogue in electronic form as J/MNRAS/278/1025 =E=Catalogue in electronic form as J/ApJS/107/201 Originof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s)