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Third Cambridge Catalogue of Radio Sources

(3C)
(1959 catalog of northern hemisphere 159MHz sources)

The Third Cambridge Catalog of Radio Sources (3C), published in 1959, includes northern hemisphere (and some southern hemisphere) radio sources detected by the Cambridge Interferometer radio telescope at 159 MHz. Updates 3CR and 3CRR (the latter based on 178 MHz observations) use compatible numbering and their sources are also commonly cited with the 3C prefix.


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Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Cambridge_Catalogue_of_Radio_Sources
https://www.sao.ru/cats/doc/3C.html
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1959MmRAS..68...37E/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1962MmRAS..68..163B/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1959IAUS....9..487A/abstract
WaveLFreqPhoton
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1.9m159MHz658neVThird Cambridge Catalogue of Radio Sources
PrefixExample  
3C3C 273 
3CR3CR 68.1updated version

Referenced by pages:
Cambridge Catalog of Radio Sources (C)
Cygnus A (3C 405)
NRAO Catalog (NRAO)
W51

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