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Shapley-Ames Catalog

(SAC, Shapley-Ames Catalog of Bright Galaxies)
(1932 catalog of contemporary data on 1249 galaxies)

The Shapley-Ames Catalog (Shapley-Ames Catalog of Bright Galaxies, SAC) is a 1932 catalog of nearby galaxies found in New General Catalogue and Index Catalog, containing up-to-date data. Newer catalogs have updated the data and expanded the list, among them, the Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (and its revisions) and the Revised Shapley-Ames Catalog (RSA) of 1981.

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