Morphological Catalog of Galaxies

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The Morphological Catalog of Galaxies ( MCG for short ) is a directory of 29,000 galaxies north of −30 ° declination .

The MCG was created by Boris Alexandrowitsch Voronzow-Veljaminow and colleagues on the basis of the images from the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS). The source designations (e.g. MCG + 15-01-001) are composed of the POSS zone designation calculated from the equator, the field number increasing with the right ascension and a consecutive number. The MCG contains coordinates, brightness, size and intensity of the inner and outer areas of the galaxies as well as references to earlier galaxy catalogs.

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BA Vorontsov-Velyaminov, AA Krasnogorskaja, VP Arkhipova, Moscow state university, Moscow, v. 1-4, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, Morphological catalog of galaxies.