For compact and post-eruptive galaxies that are listed in the six volume catalogue of galaxies and of clusters of galaxies, by Zwicky et al. (referred to by CAT), the values of mp are given as mp = ....[CAT]. The designation Cl .... also refers to clusters of galaxies listed in the CAT.
In a few cases indicative absolute magnitudes Mp are also given. These are calculated on the assumption that the symbolic velocities of recession <Vs> are strictly proportional to the distances of the respective objects and that the Lundmark-Hubble redshift constant is equal to 100 km/sec per million parsecs.
Eruptive means that the output of radiation of the object in some range or ranges of wave length is variable.
Post-Eruptive means that jets, flares and plumes are associated with the object in question which suggest past eruptive activity by their structures as well as by their colors and spectra.
d = angular diameter of an object
= angular distance between two objects
l = angular length of jets, plumes and chains of objects, etc.
mp, mv = apparent photographic and photovisual magnitude
Mp = indicative absolute photographic magnitude
For the definition of indicative absolute quantities, such as indicative length, luminosity and mass see F. Zwicky and M. L. Humason, Ap. J. 132, 638, 1960.
M = indicative mass
M = mass of the sun
L = indicative absolute luminosity
= (M / M) / (L / L) = relative mass-luminosity ratio
<Vs> = c < / > = average symbolic velocity of recession
<Vs> followed by (Zwicky, year) means that the respective redshift / has been measured by Zwicky on a plate obtained with the nebular spectrograph of the 200-inch Hale telescope in the year indicated but has not been previously published
abs. = absorption
cont = continuum
H,K = absorption lines of Ca II at 3968.5 and 3933.7
G-band = blend of absorption lines at 4304.4, mainly due to CH
[X] = forbidden line
X without bracket = permitted line
Off and on the usual designations for the structural types of ordinary galaxies are used, such as E = elliptical, S = normal spirals, SB = barred spirals, Irr. = irregulars.
Letters N, S, E, W mean north, south, east, west; it is assumed that the letters S and E will not be confused with the same designations for spiral and elliptical galaxies.
For references given in the tables, see bibliography which follows.