Nature of the object: objtype

The parameter objtype describes the nature of the object. It is deduced from the compilation of the nature of objects.

The table below gives the list of the values of objtype, together with their signification:

note: A multiple galaxy is an object consisting of several galaxies. Each component may or may not be separately indexed in the database. There is also another parameter, multiple, which indicates if a galaxy belongs to a multiple object.
For a pair of galaxies, in the best case we should have three entries in the database

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