Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Result of query: info cati VCO JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS$



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Details on Acronym:   VCO
   VCO (Virgo Compact Object) Write:<<VCO JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS>> N: 9 Object:G in ClG + Poss. GlCl  (SIMBAD class: Unknown = Object of unknown nature) Stat:is completely incorporated in Simbad Note:Identification of ultra-compact dwarf galaxies and other luminous compact objects in the Virgo Cluster. Spectroscopy has been carried out of targets with B = 16 to 20 mag that are unresolved or barely resolved in ground-based imaging. These are mostly more luminous than the brightest classical globular clusters of Virgo Cluster galaxies.
See also [JDJ2006] for the numbered format. Ref:=2006AJ....131..312J byJONES J.B. , DRINKWATER M.J., JUREK R., PHILLIPPS S., GREGG M.D., BEKKI K., COUCH W.J., KARICK A., PARKER Q.A., SMITH R.M. Astron. J., 131, 312-324 (2006) Discovery of ultracompact dwarf galaxies in the Virgo cluster. oTable 2: <[JDJ2006] N> (Nos 1-9) = <VCO JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS> N=9. Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5

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