Boss General Catalogue

Boss General Catalogue (GC, sometimes General Catalogue) is an astronomical catalogue containing 33,342 stars.[1] It was compiled by Benjamin Boss (who lived from 1880 to 1970[2]) and published in the United States in 1936.[3] Its original name was General Catalogue of 33,342 Stars[4] and it superseded the previous Preliminary General Catalogue of 6,188 Stars for the Epoch 1900 published in 1910 by Benjamin's father Lewis Boss.[5]

Preliminary General Catalogue of 6,188 Stars for the Epoch 1900 edit

This book was the preceddesor of the Boss General Catalouge and was written by Lewis Boss, Benjamin Boss's father in 1910. It was a list of the thought to be proper motion of stars. [6] As per the name, Lewis Boss's catalouge intended to have a successor, the role of which was taken by the Boss General Catalouge[2] Unlike the Preliminary General Catalogue of 6,188 Stars for the Epoch 1900 which only noted the proper motion of stars, the Boss General Catalouge also lists the magnitude and spectral type of the catalouged stars.[2] It was also much more thorough and complete;it included all stars brighter than magnitude seven (and some below that as well).[2]

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References edit

  1. ^ "Boss General Catalogue". Oxford Reference.
  2. ^ a b c d Darling, David. "Astronomical catalogs, charts, and surveys". Retrieved 2023-07-28.
  3. ^ Ridpath, Ian (2012-01-01), "Boss General Catalogue", A Dictionary of Astronomy, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-960905-5, retrieved 2023-07-28
  4. ^ Boss, B. (1995-10-01). "VizieR Online Data Catalog: General Catalogue of 33342 stars (GC) (Boss 1937)". VizieR Online Data Catalog: I/113A. Bibcode:1995yCat.1113....0B.
  5. ^ Carnegie Institution of Washington.; Washington, Carnegie Institution of; Boss, Lewis; Observatory, Dudley (1910). Preliminary general catalogue of 6188 stars for the epoch 1900, including those visible to the naked eye and other well-determined stars. Washington, D.C: Carnegie institution of Washington.
  6. ^ Exploration, Erik Gregersen Associate Editor, Astronomy and Space (2009-12-20). The Universe: A Historical Survey of Beliefs, Theories, and Laws. The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. ISBN 978-1-61530-026-6. {{cite book}}: |first= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)