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A catalog of rich clusters of galaxies
Abell, George O.; Corwin, Harold G., Jr.; Olowin, Ronald P.
AA(McDonald Observatory; Texas, University, Austin), AB(Oklahoma, University, Norman; California, Saint Mary's College, Moraga)
Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ISSN 0067-0049), vol. 70, May 1989, p. 1-138. (ApJS Homepage)
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Astronomical Catalogs, Galactic Clusters, Sky Surveys (Astronomy), Galactic Structure, Luminosity, Red Shift, Schmidt Telescopes, Spatial Distribution
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This is an all-sky catalog of 4073 rich clusters of galaxies, each having at least 30 members within the magnitude range m3 to m3+2 (m3 is the magnitude of the third brightest cluster member) and each with a nominal redshift less than 0.2. The southern data have been collected from a survey of UK 1.2 m Schmidt telescope IIIa-J plates and films and have been reduced to the systems defined by the northern data previously published by Abell (1958). A revised northern catalog, including Bautz-Morgan (1970) types and redshifts where known, is also included.

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