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

Details on Acronym:   GHVC
   GHVC (GASS High Velocity Cloud) Write:<<GHVC GLLL.l+BB.b+VVV>> N: about 2000 Object:HVC  (SIMBAD class: HVCld = High-velocity Cloud) Note:We are publishing a catalogue of high velocity clouds as discovered within the Galactic All Sky Survey (GASS) data. The catalogue paper is nearing submission and will contain a table of all HVCs found in GASS. We are submitting this application for a new acronym in order to facilitate reference to specific GASS HVCs in future follow-up work. The sensitivity of GASS to large scale structure as well as the way we identify HVCs using a floodfill sourcefinder makes a GHVC distinct from an HVC, in that our definition of a source may join several clouds that are connected at the 2 sigma level. Hence, we propose the new acronym GHVC to specifically designate a source as a GASS HVC, to make the origin of such a cloud clear. Ref:=2013ApJS..209...12M byMOSS V.A. , McCLURE-GRIFFITHS N.M., MURPHY T., PISANO D.J., KUMMERFELD J.K., CURRAN J.R. Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 209, 12 (2013) High-velocity clouds in the Galactic All Sky Survey. I. Catalog. oTable 1: <GHVC GLLL.l+BB.b+VVV> N=1693. Table 2: <GAVC GLLL.l+BB.b+VVV> N=295. University of Sydney/CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science =E=Catalogue in electronic form as J/ApJS/209/12 Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5