Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies

The Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies (MCG)[1] or Morfologiceskij Katalog Galaktik, is a Russian catalogue of 30,642 galaxies compiled by Boris Vorontsov-Velyaminov and V. P. Arkhipova. It is based on scrutiny of prints of the Palomar Sky Survey plates, and putatively complete to a photographic magnitude of 15. Including galaxies to magnitude 16 would have resulted in an unmanageably large dataset. The catalog was published in five parts (chapters) between 1962 and 1974,[2] the final chapter including a certain number of galaxies with a photographic magnitude above 15.[3]

Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies
Alternative namesMCG
Survey typeastronomical catalog Edit this on Wikidata



  1. ^ Vorontsov-Velyaminov, B. (1974). "Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies discriminated against". The Observatory. 94: 319. Bibcode:1974Obs....94..319V.
  2. ^ Vorontsov-Velyaminov B.A.; Krasnogorskaya A.A.; Arkhipova V.P. (1962–1974). Morphological catalogue of galaxies. Moscow: Moscow State University. OCLC 010670926.
  3. ^ MCG - Morphological Galaxy Catalog. HEASARC