See the bright-galaxy compendia, plus these specific collections:
Huchra, Davis, Latham and Tonry 1983, ApJSuppl 52, 89. First part of the CfA survey, 2401
Zwicky and UGC galaxies brighter than M
Gisler and Friel,
Index of Galaxy Spectra
, 1979 Pachart, Tucson. 2004 galaxies, surveys
previously published data.
Palumbo, Tanzella-Nitti, and Vettolani,
Catalog of Radial Velocities of Galaxies
, 1983, Gordon
and Breach. 8250 galaxies from the literature.
Many sources from the NSSDC (and NED, if you can tell which consensus value is listed) are
useful for current redshift-survey results, which have passed the 1.5-million-galaxy mark, rising
so fast that electronic retrieval is the only way to keep up. The
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
alone yielded 10
galaxy redshifts in the northern galactic cap, and the AAT
more than 220,000 in two southern fields.
Active Galactic Nuclei:
Handbook of Quasistellar and BL Lacertae Objects
, E.R. Craine 1977, Pachart, Tucson.
Finding charts, fluxes, positions, references; much less necessary now than it was before the
A Revised and Updated Catalog of Quasi-Stellar Objects
, Hewitt and Burbidge 1993,
APJSuppl 87, 451. Basic data and citations for 7225 QSOs and 90 BL Lac objects.
Optical Catalog of Radio Galaxies
, Burbidge and Crowne 1979, APJSuppl 40, 583. Similar
data for radio galaxies.
Catalogue of Quasars and Active Nuclei, Veron-Cetty and Veron, 12th edition, Astron.
Astrophys. (in press?), 2006. Also (and most usefully) available
. Basic positional,
flux, and type information for 85221 QSOs, 21737 active nuclei, and 1122 BL Lac objects. Some
of the low-level AGN classifications at least in the early editions were fantasy - if it was ever
called so by anyone, it will appear here. Did you know that the Andromeda Galaxy is a Seyfert
2? QSOs are now being identified at a huge rate, especially from followup of the FIRST radio
survey and ROSAT all-sky survey in soft X-rays, plus new optical multicolor work such as the
Hamburg effort. Earlier catalogs do not appear to have been as complete as we thought.