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

Details on Acronym:   FCSS
   FCSS (Fornax Cluster Spectroscopic Survey) Write:<<FCSS JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS>> N: about 7000 Object:?  (SIMBAD class: Unknown = Object of Unknown Nature) Note:The Fornax Spectroscopic Survey is using the Two degree Field spectrograph (2dF) of the Anglo-Australian Telescope to obtain the first complete spectroscopic sample of the central region of the Fornax cluster. The survey is unique in that all objects (both ``stars'' and ``galaxies'') brighter than Bj=19.7 are measured. We expect to observe two complete 2dF fields, about 6 square degrees or 6000 objects, most of which will be Galactic stars and background galaxies and QSOs, as well as around 100 cluster galaxies. A full description of the survey is given in Drinkwater et al. (2000A&A...355..900D). The type of object could be "everything", as galactic stars, all types of galaxies, QSOs, and even what may be inter-galactic globular clusters in the Fornax cluster.
2007A&A...476...59M: first ref. with FCSS objects. Ref:=2007A&A...476...59M byMORRIS R.A.H. , PHILLIPPS S., JONES J.B., DRINKWATER M.J., GREGG M.D., COUCH W.J., PARKER Q.A., SMITH R.M. Astron. Astrophys., 476, 59-62 (2007) 2MASS galaxies in the Fornax cluster spectroscopic survey. oCatalog: <FCSS JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS> N=228+114. =E=Catalogue in electronic form as J/A+A/476/59 Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5