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Principal Galaxies Catalog

(PGC)
(modern catalog of more than 70k galaxies)

The Principal Galaxies Catalog (PGC) is a 1989 catalog of seventy thousand galaxies. Each cataloged galaxy has a PGC identifier/number, e.g., PGC 2557 for Andromeda (M31).

The PGC is essentially an enhancement to the 1983 Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database (LEDA) produced at Lyon Observatory. The two use the same numbering, so LEDA 42102 is equivalent to PGC 42102.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principal_Galaxies_Catalogue
http://archive.eso.org/starcat/astrocat/pgc.html
PrefixExampleSurvey/Catalog 
LEDALEDA 42102Principal Galaxies Catalogprecursor to PGC
PGCPGC 2557Principal Galaxies Catalog 

Referenced by:
Astronomical Catalog

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