Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Result of query: info cati CLASS$

Details on Acronym:   CLASS
   CLASS (Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey) Write:<<CLASS BHHMM+DDd>>
<<CLASS JHHMMSS.ssss+DDMMSS.sss>> N: 23418 Object:(Rad)  (SIMBAD class: Radio = Radio-source) Note:Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey: Radio images of flat-spectrum radio sources to create a large sample of radio-loud gravitationally lensed systems.
See the survey website: http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/research/gravlens/class/class.html
1996ApJ...473..595K: 1st ref. with objects of the CLASS survey. Ref:=1996ApJ...473..595K byKOCHANEK C.S. Astrophys. J., 473, 595-609 (1996) The flat-spectrum radio luminosity function, gravitational lensing, galaxy ellipticities, and cosmology. oMG 1131+045 = MITG J1131+0456 o<CLASS BHHMM+DDd> N=2. Ref:=2003MNRAS.341....1M byMYERS S.T. , JACKSON N.J., BROWNE I.W.A., DE BRUYN A.G., PEARSON T.J., READHEAD A.C.S., WILKINSON P.N., BIGGS A.D., BLANDFORD R.D., FASSNACHT C.D., KOOPMANS L.V.E., MARLOW D.R., McKEAN J.P., NORBURY M.A., PHILLIPS P.M., RUSIN D., SHEPHERD M.C., SYKES C.M. Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 341, 1-12 (2003) The Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey - I. Source selection and observations. oTable 3: <CLASS JHHMMSS.ssss+DDMMSS.sss> N=23418. =E=Catalogue in electronic form as VIII/72 Originof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s)