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Catalog of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies

(CGCG, Zwicky Catalog)
(list of galaxies/clusters assembled in 1960s)

The Catalog of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies (aka Zwicky Catalog, and abbreviated CGCG or sometimes ZC) is such a list published by Fritz Zwicky in the 1960s, with more than 29000 galaxies and 9000 galaxy clusters, identified in the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) plates. Since publication, the catalog has been updated with corrections and it remains in use for research, such as selecting samples for study. The Updated Zwicky Catalog (UZC) is a 1990s update, using newer observations to correct data and add precision.


(catalog,galaxies,galaxy clusters)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalogue_of_Galaxies_and_Clusters_of_Galaxies
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1996yCat.7190....0Z/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1999PASP..111..438F/abstract
ftp://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/cats/VII/190/ReadMe
https://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/Z/Zwicky.html
PrefixExample  
CGCGCGCG 448-020 
ZwZw I 18or cited as "I Zw 18"

Referenced by pages:
Zwicky 3146 (Zw 3146)

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