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Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies

(RC, RC1)
(series of catalogs of nearby galaxies)

The Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (RC or RC1) is a Harvard-produced catalog of 2500 nearby galaxies, published in 1964. The galaxies were generally previously known, the catalog including up-to-date data. Follow-ons were the Second Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (RC2, 1976, 4300 galaxies) and the Third Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (RC3, 1991, 23000 galaxies).


(catalog,galaxies)
Further reading:
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1964rcbg.book.....D/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1976RC2...C......0D/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1991rc3..book.....D/abstract
https://heasarc.nasa.gov/W3Browse/all/rc3.html
PrefixExample  
AA 1246-09if has no NGC or IC number
AnonAnon 1246-09if has no NGC or IC number

Referenced by pages:
Shapley-Ames Catalog (SAC)

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