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

Details on Acronym:   MCSNR
   MCSNR (Magellanic Cloud Supernova Remnant) Write:<<MCSNR JHHMM+DDMM>> N: about 69 Object:SNR, SNR?  (SIMBAD class: SNR = SuperNova Remnant) Note:Our research group is creating a database of all confirmed or candidate supernova remnants in the Magellanic Clouds. This catalog is intended to be a general, multi-wavelength database, and we will be accepting data and information on SNRs and SNR candidates from anyone. The catalog will contain summary properties (radio flux densities, radio spectral indices, X-ray fluxes, optical [SII]/H-alpha ratios...), images, and eventually access to reduced data in multiple wavelength regimes. The current version of this catalog is at: http://hoth.ccssc.org/mcsnr/
Currently, while the standard JHHMM+DDMM notation is often used for newly discovered SNRs, the "common names" of many remnants used in the literature are an unruly collection of various surveys and catalogs in specific wavelengths. Some remnants are mistakenly referred to by the catalog name of a nearby HII region (eg LHa120-N103B), older SNRs are named using B1950 coordinates, and there is little to no consistency. While we expect many "common names" to remain in use, by establishing a more generalized, multi-wavelength naming system, we hope that researchers will be able to unambiguously identify the SNRs under discussion. We plan to cross-reference the new identifiers with any other previous common names or catalog designations, so that, e.g. MCSNR J0105-7209 has in other literature been referred to as DEM S128 or IKT24.
This catalog has, even in its current unfinished form, been twice cited by Badenes et al.: http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.3030, http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.3031
Ref.: Williams et al. 2010, APJS, in preparation. Auth.:Rosa Williams

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