Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects


Details on Acronym:   FCG
   FCG (FIRST catalog radio Galaxy or component Group) (Not yet in Simbad) Write:<<FCG JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS>> N: over 2000 Object:Radio G  (SIMBAD class: RadioG = Radio Galaxy) Note:Identification of various morphological types of galaxies in the FIRST Survey.

Since the FIRST catalogs are catalogs of components, it would be useful to have coordinate and size estimates for various types of radio galaxies, e.g. Wide-Angle Tail, Narrow-Angle Tail, HYMORE, and Double-Doubles that consist of multiple components.
While many of the groups have a component identifiable as a 'core' and are thus in the FIRST catalog, for a significant fraction there is no identifiable radio component at the expected core position.

Other related publications:
Proctor, D. D. 2002, J. Electron. Imaging, 12, 398 (2003JEI....12..398P) Low Resolution Pattern Recognition - Sorting Triples in the FIRST Database.
Use of Morphological Annotations for Groups in the FIRST Database.
Proctor, D. D. 2006, Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 165, 95 (2006ApJS..165...95P) Comparing Pattern Recognition Feature Sets for Sorting Triples in the FIRST Database.

See also FIRST. Ref:=2011ApJS..194...31P byPROCTOR D.D. Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 194, 31 (2011) Morphological annotations for groups in the FIRST database. oTables 1-15: <FCG JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS> N=1932. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory =E=Catalogue in electronic form as J/ApJS/194/31 Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5 Historyof this Acronym: replaces F03G


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