HERITAGE Band-Matched Classification Tables Definitions


The HERschel Inventory of The Agents of Galaxy Evolution (HERITAGE) open time key program mapped the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) at 100, 160, 250, 350, and 500 microns using Herschel's PACS and SPIRE instruments. The overriding science goal of HERITAGE is to study the life cycle of matter as traced by dust in the LMC and SMC.

The Band-Matched Classification Tables identify matches to literature catalogs of previously classified LMC and SMC objects.

If you use the HERITAGE Band-Matched Catalogs, please cite Seale et al. (2014).

Name Intype Units Description
SourceName char Source name
ra double deg Right Ascension (J2000)
dec double deg Declination (J2000)
ProbYSO int Probable YSO candidate (1 = yes, 0 = no)
PosYSO int Possible YSO candidate (1 = yes, 0 = no)
ProbDust int Probable dust clump candidate (1 = yes, 0 = no)
PosDust int Possible dust clump candidate (1 = yes, 0 = no)
HERGalaxy int Background galaxy candidate (1 = yes, 0 = no)
LitClass char Classification of positionally matched literature source:
YSO = young stellar object
posYSO = possible YSO
probYSO = probable YSO
defYSO = definite YSO
hpYSO = high probability YSO
hrYSO = high reliability YSO
Evol = evolved star
XAGB = extreme AGB
postAGB = post AGB
FIR = far-IR object
RSG = Red Supergiant
LBV = Luminous Blue Variable
WR = Wolf-Rayet star
Gal = background galaxy
posGal = possible background galaxy
PN = planetary nebula
SNR = supernova remnant
D = dust clump
S = normal star
Unk = unknown
LitRef char Reference for positionally matched literature source: see Table 6 of Seale et al. (2014). Warning: this column is known to contain errors.
LitDist char arcsec Distance between BMC source and literature source
FarIRLum double L_sun Graybody-fit far-IR luminosity
FarIRLumUnc double L_sun Uncertainty of FarIRLum
FarIRTemp double K Graybody-fit far-IR dust temperature
FarIRTempUnc double K Uncertainty of FarIRTemp