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Markarian galaxy

(Mkn)
(list of galaxies with excess ultraviolet light)

Markarian galaxies have an excess of ultraviolet light from the galaxy's nucleus, indicating more than the usual percentage of A-type stars and O-type stars. Benjamin Markarian searched out and assembled a list of them during a period from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.


Note that Benjamin Markarian also produced a list of open cluster discoveries, which are often designated using the same prefixes, such as "Mrk 38", which is used to designate a particular Markarian galaxy and also used for a particular open cluster. Using the "Cl" prefix, i.e., "Cl Mrk 38" is one way to avoid the ambiguity.


(galaxy type,survey,ultraviolet)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markarian_galaxies
PrefixExample  
MarkMark 335 
MarkarianMarkarian 335 
MknMkn 335 
MrkMrk 335 

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