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An astronomical catalogue is a list or tabulation of astronomical objects, typically grouped together because they share a common type, morphology, origin, means of detection, or method of discovery. Astronomical catalogs are usually the result of an astronomical survey of some kind.

Contents

0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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0–9Edit

AEdit

  • A - Antalova (open star clusters)
  • AB - Azzopardi / Breysacher (Wolf-Rayet stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud, SMC)
  • Abel (globular star clusters)
  • Abell — Abell catalogue
  • Abetti - Giorgio Abetti (double stars)
  • Abt - (for example: open star cluster Abt 1 = Biurakan 4 = Markarian 6)
  • AC — Astrographic Catalogue
  • A.C. - Alvan Clark (double stars)
  • Ac / Ack - Agnès Acker (planetary nebulae)
  • A.G.C. - Alvan Graham Clark (double stars)
  • ADS — Aitken Double Star Catalogue
  • AFGL - Air Force Geophysical Laboratory
  • Ag - Aguero (catalogue of peculiar galaxies, captured during the Palomar Sky Survey)
  • AG, AGK, AGKR — Astronomische Gesellschaft Katalog
  • AH03 - (star clusters) (source: Bruno Alessi's list)
  • Al - Allen (planetary nebulae)
  • Alden - H.L. Alden (double stars)
  • Alessi - Bruno Sampaio Alessi's catalogue of telescopic asterisms and open star clusters
  • Alessi / Teutsch - Bruno S. Alessi's and Philipp Teutsch's catalogue of telescopic asterisms and open star clusters
  • Ali - H. Ali (double stars)
  • Alicante (for example: open star cluster Alicante 1 at 3:59:18 / +57°14'14")
  • Aller - R.M. Aller (double stars)
  • ALS — UBV beta database for Case-Hamburg Northern and Southern Luminous Stars[5]
  • Alter (open star clusters)
  • Alves / Yun (open star clusters)
  • AM - Arp-Madore catalogue of globular star clusters (Halton Arp / Barry F. Madore)
  • An - Anderson (double stars)
  • Andrews / Lindsay (AL) (open star clusters)
  • Annis (?)
  • APM — Automatic Plate Measuring machine
  • Apriamashvili (open star clusters)
  • Ara - (for example: Ara 2035 at 7:08.8/-24°03' Canis Major) (see Sky Catalogue 2000.0, Volume 2, page 48) (S.Aravamudan?)
  • Arak / Ark - Marat Arsen Arakelian, 1929-1983 (Arakelian Emission Line Objects)
  • Arce / Goodman (open star clusters)
  • Archinal - probably Brent A. Archinal (for example: open star cluster Archinal 1 at 18:54:49 / +5°32'54")
  • Arg - F.W.A. Argelander (double stars)
  • ARO - Algonquin Radio Observatory
  • Arp — Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies
  • ASCC — N.V. Kharchenko, All-Sky Compiled Catalogue, Kinematika Fiz. Nebesn. Tel., 17, part no 5, 409 (2001)
  • Auner - (for example: open star cluster Auner 1 at 7:04:16 / -19°45'00" in Canis Major) (Auner 1 is the cluster which was "lost" in the disturbing ghost reflection of nearby Alpha Canis Majoris, aka Sirius, this during the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey, POSS)
  • Av-Hunter - Aveni / Hunter (open star clusters)
  • AXP - Anomalous X-Ray Pulsar
  • AZ / AzV - Azzopardi-Vigneau

BEdit

  • β - S. W. Burnham (double stars)
  • βpm - Burnham's measures of proper motion stars, 1913 catalogue.
  • B - Willem H. van den Bos (double stars)
  • B — E. E. Barnard's List of Dark Nebulae
  • Ba - Barnard (double stars)
  • Ba - Baade (planetary nebulae)
  • BAC — Bordeaux Astrographic Catalog
  • Bail / Bal - R. Baillaud (double stars)
  • Baize / Baz - Paul Baize (Paul Achille-Ariel Baize, 1901-1995) (double stars)
  • Balbinot (open star clusters).
  • Bar - Barkhatova (open star clusters) (for example: Barkhatova 1, NNW of NGC 7000; the North America Nebula in Cygnus)
  • BAR - E.E.Barton (double stars)
  • Bas - Basel (open star clusters)
  • Bat - Hans Battermann, 1860-1922 (double stars)
  • BAT99 - The Fourth Catalogue of Population I Wolf Rayet stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud
  • BAY — Uranometria (Bayer designation)
  • BCVS — Bibliographic Catalogue of Variable Stars
  • BD — Bonner Durchmusterung
  • BDS — Burnham Double Star Catalogue
  • BDS03 (I.R.) - (open star clusters)
  • BDSB - (for example: open star cluster BDSB 96 at 7:05:18 / -12°19'44")
  • BDSB03 (I.R.) - (open star clusters)
  • Be - Bergvall (catalogue of some 400 interacting and distorted galaxies found on glass copies of the ESO Blue Survey) (source: A Catalogue of Southern Peculiar Galaxies and Associations, Volume 1 - H.C.Arp / B.F.Madore)
  • Be — Berkeley (open star clusters) (104 items)
  • Be - Bernes
  • Bedin - Luigi Bedin (for example: dwarf spheroidal galaxy Bedin I in Pavo)
  • Ben — Jack Bennett's catalogue of 152 deep-sky objects in the southern celestial hemisphere, all from the NGC or IC lists, except Ben 47 which is Melotte 105 in Carina, and Ben 72a which is Trumpler 23 in Norma
  • Bergeron - Joe Bergeron (for example: Bergeron 1 in Cepheus, Sky & Telescope 12/'04, Page 86)
  • BFS - Blitz-Fitch-Stark (for example: BFS 15 in Cepheus, Sky & Telescope 12/'04, page 87)
  • BH - Van den Bergh / Hagen (open star clusters), see also VdB-Ha
  • Bhas/Bha - T.P.Bhaskavan (double stars)
  • Bi - Biurakan (open star clusters)
  • Bica - (open star clusters)
  • Bica / Schmitt (open star clusters)
  • Big - Guillaume Bigourdan (double stars)
  • Bird - F.Bird (double stars)
  • Bl - Victor Manuel Blanco (for example: open star cluster Blanco 1 in Sculptor)
  • Bloch/Blo - M. Bloch (double stars)
  • Bo - Bochum (open star clusters)
  • Bo - Bond (double stars)
  • BoBn - Boeshaar-Bond (planetary nebulae)
  • Bode - (telescopic asterisms)
  • Boe - Boeger (double stars)
  • Bogleiv (open star clusters)
  • Bok
  • Bonatto (open star clusters)
  • Boo - Samuel Latimer Boothroyd, 1874-1965 (double stars)
  • Boy - Bowyer (double stars)
  • BPI - (open star clusters)
  • BPM / L — Bruce Proper Motion Survey (Luyten)
  • BPMA - Bordeaux Catalogue (double stars)
  • Bradley
  • Brandt - (for example: open star cluster Brandt 1 at 8:09:32 / -47°20'12") ( = Pozzo 1) (very near Gamma Velorum, also known as 'Regor')
  • Brand / Wouterloot (BW) (open star clusters)
  • Brey - Breysacher, Large Magellanic Cloud Wolf Rayet stars
  • BRI — Bj, R, I survey
  • Briceno (open star clusters)
  • Brosch - (open star clusters)
  • Brso/Bso - Brisbane Observatory, Australia (double stars)
  • Brt - S.G.Barton (double stars)
  • Btz - E.Bernewitz (double stars)
  • Bry - Walter William Bryant (double stars)
  • BV - Bohm-Vitense (planetary nebulae)
  • BVD - R.Benavides (double stars)

CEdit

  • C — Caldwell catalogue (Sir Patrick Moore)
  • Caballero-Solano - (for example: open star cluster Caballero-Solano 1 at Delta Orionis, also known as the Mintaka cluster)
  • Calvet - (telescopic asterisms)
  • Camargo - (open star clusters)
  • Canali - (telescopic asterisms)
  • Capo/Cpo - Cape Observatory, South Africa (double stars)
  • CARMA
  • Carpenter - (for example: Carpenter 1 at galactic coordinates 213.34 / -12.60) (= BDB 229, = FSR 1086, = MWSC 732)
  • Carraro - (for example: open star cluster Carraro 1 at 10:37:00 / -58°44'00") (NW of the Eta Carinae Nebula)
  • CBB - (open star clusters)
  • CCCP-Cl - (open star clusters)
  • CCCP-Gp - (open star clusters)
  • CCCS - Catalogue of Cool Carbon Stars
  • CCDM — Catalog of Components of Double and Multiple Stars
  • CCO — Catalogue of Cometary Orbits
  • CCS — General Catalogue of Cool Carbon Stars
  • CD / CoD — Cordoba Durchmusterung
  • CDIMP — Catalogue of Discoveries and Identifications of Minor Planets
  • CED - Cederblad (gaseous nebula)
  • CEL — Celescope Catalogue of Ultraviolet Magnitudes[6]
  • Cezar - (for example: Cezar 6 at galactic coordinates 204.93 / -13.83)
  • CFBDSIR - Canada-France Brown Dwarf Survey (IR = Infra Red?)
  • CG - Cometary Globule (for example: CG 4 in Puppis, also known as 'God's Hand')
  • CGCG - Catalogue of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies
  • CGCS - Catalogue of Galactic Cool Carbon Stars
  • CGO — Catalogue of Galactic O Stars[7]
  • CGSS — Catalogue of Galactic S Stars
  • Chaple - (for example: Chaple 1 at galactic coordinates 74.46 / +3.66, which is an asterism called Chaple's Arc, and also Cygnus Fairy Ring, and HD 190466 Group, and Ramakers 20)
  • Chatard - (telescopic asterisms)
  • Che - P. S. Chevalier (double stars)
  • Chereul - (moving groups of stars)
  • Chiravalle - (for example: Chiravalle 1 at galactic coordinates 75.25 / +27.91, which is an asterism called Candle and Holder).
  • Chupina - (Chupina objects 1 to 5 are located at and near open star cluster Messier 67 in Cancer)
  • CIO — Catalog of Infrared Observations
  • CLUST - (open star clusters)
  • CMC — Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue
  • Cn - Cannon (planetary nebulae) (Cn1 / Cn2 / Cn3)
  • Cog - Cogshall (double stars)
  • Col - Collins (double stars)
  • Com - G. C. Comstock (double stars)
  • Cop - Copeland (double stars)
  • Coro/Coo - Cordoba Observatory, Argentina (double stars)
  • CoRoT — CoRoT Catalogue
  • Cou - Paul Couteau (double stars)
  • CP - Cambridge Pulsar
  • CPC — Cape Photographic Catalogue[8]
  • CPD — Cape Photographic Durchmusterung
  • Cr - Collinder (open star clusters) (Per Collinder)
  • Crinklaw - (telescopic asterisms)
  • CRL - Cambridge Research Laboratory Sky-Survey
  • Cruls/Cru - L. Cruls (double stars)
  • CSI — Catalog of Stellar Identifications[9]
  • CSV — Catalog of Suspected Variables
  • CSS — General Catalogue of S Stars
  • Cz - Czernik (open star clusters)

DEdit

  • D — James Dunlop (A catalogue of nebulae and clusters of stars in the southern hemisphere, observed at Parramatta in New South Wales)
  • DA — Dominion Observatory List A[10]
  • Danjon - Andre Danjon (double stars)
  • Danks - (open star clusters)
  • Dawes - W.R.Dawes (double stars)
  • δ - B.H.Dawson (double stars)
  • DBSB03, I.R. - (open star clusters)
  • DB2000 (Dutra-Bica 2000, I.R.) (open star clusters)
  • DB2001 (Dutra-Bica 2001, I.R.) (open star clusters)
  • DC - (open star clusters)
  • DCld — A catalogue of southern dark clouds [11]
  • DDO - David Dunlap Observatory (Dwarf Galaxies)
  • DeHt - Dengel-Hartl (planetary nebulae)
  • Dem - Ercole Dembowski (double stars)
  • DENIS — Deep Near Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky
    • DENIS-P — Deep Near Infrared Survey, Provisory designation
  • Desvoivres - (telescopic asterisms)
  • DHW - Dengel-Hartl-Weinberger (planetary nebulae)
  • Dias - Wilton S. Dias, UNIFEI (open star clusters)
  • Dick - J.Dick (double stars)
  • Djorg - Stanislav George Djorgovski (globular star clusters)
  • Dju - P.Djurkovic (double stars)
  • DM — Durchmusterung
  • DN - Duus-Newell (Catalogue of Southern Groups and Clusters of Galaxies) (Alan Duus / Barry Newell)
  • DO — Dearborn Observatory
  • Do - Dolidze (open star clusters) (57 items)
  • Dob - W.A.Doberck (double stars)
  • Dom - Jean Dommanget (double stars)
  • Don - H.F.Donner (double stars)
  • Donatiello - Giuseppe Donatiello (for example: dwarf spheroidal galaxy Donatiello I in Andromeda)
  • Doo - Eric Doolittle (double stars)
  • DoDz - Dolidze-Dzimselejsvili (open star clusters) (11 items)
  • Dorpat - Dorpat Observatory, Estonia
  • DR - Downes and Rinehart microwave sources
  • Du - Duner (double stars)
  • Δ - James Dunlop (double stars)
  • Dutra-Bica (open star clusters)
  • DWB - Dickel, Wendker, Bieritz (A catalogue of optically visible HII regions in the Cygnus X region)
  • Dwingeloo - Dwingeloo Obscured Galaxy Survey (DOGS) (for example: Dwingeloo 1 and Dwingeloo 2 in Cassiopeia)

EEdit

  • E - (for example: globular star cluster E 3 at 9:20:59 / -77°16'57", in Chamaeleon) (source: Bruno Alessi's and Wilton Dias's lists)
  • EC — Edinburgh-Cape Blue Object Survey
  • Edg - D.W.Edgecomb (double stars)
  • Egb - Egbert (double stars)
  • EGB - Ellis-Grayson-Bond (planetary nebulae)
  • Eggen - Olin J. Eggen (double stars)
  • EGGR — Eggen-Greenstein proper motion star
  • Elosser - (telescopic asterisms)
  • EMP — Ephemerides of Minor Planets
  • Eng - Engelmann (double stars)
  • EPIC - Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog
  • Escorial - (open star clusters)
  • ESO — European Southern Observatory Catalog
  • Esp - T. E. H. Espin (double stars)
  • Es/Birm - Espin/Birmingham (catalogue of red stars)

FEdit

  • F - Fath (see Fath 703 galaxy in Libra) (Edward Arthur Fath, 1880-1959)
  • Fa - Fairall (Anthony Patrick Fairall, 1943-2008)
  • FCC — Fornax Cluster Catalogue
  • Fei - Feinstein (open star clusters)
  • Feibelman (for example: open star cluster Feibelman 1 near 'The Revenante of the Swan' 34-P Cygni)
  • Feigelson (for example: open star cluster Feigelson 1 at 11:59:51 / -78:12:27)
  • Ferrero (telescopic asterisms)
  • Φ - W.S.Finsen (double stars)
  • Fg - Fleming (planetary nebulae)
  • FK4 — Fourth Fundamental Catalogue
  • FK5 — Fifth Fundamental Catalogue
  • Fle - J.O.Fleckenstein (double stars)
  • FLM — Historia coelestis Britannica (Flamsteed designation)
  • For - L.Forgeron (double stars)
  • Fox - Philip Fox (double stars)
  • French - Sue French (from Sky and Telescope)
  • Fr - Frolov (open star clusters)
  • Franz - J.Franz (double stars)
  • Frh - R.Furuhjelm (double stars)
  • Frk - W.S.Franks (double stars and colours of stars) (probably William Sadler Franks, published a catalogue of the colours of 3890 stars)
  • FSC — Faint Source Catalogue
  • FSR - Froebrich-Scholz-Raftery, I.R. (open star clusters)
  • Fur - H.Furner (double stars)

GEdit

  • G — Lowell Proper Motion Survey (Giclas)
    • GD — Lowell Proper Motion Survey (Giclas dwarf)
    • GR* — Lowell Proper Motion Survey (Giclas red star)
    • HG — Lowell Proper Motion Survey (Giclas Hyades)
  • Gale - W.F.Gale (double stars)
  • Gallo - J.Gallo (double stars)
  • GAn - G.Anderson (double stars)
  • GAIA DR 1 Gaia catalogue [2]
  • GC — General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters
  • GC (Boss) — Boss general catalogue of 33342 stars
  • GCRV — General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities[12]
  • GCTP — General Catalogue of Trigonometric Parallaxes
  • GCVS — General Catalog of Variable Stars
  • Giclas - Henry L. Giclas (double stars)
  • Gl / GJ — Gliese–Jahreiß catalogue or Gliese–Jahreiß catalogue
  • GJJC - Gillett-Jacoby-Joyce-Cohen (planetary nebulae)
  • Gli - J.M.Gilliss (double stars)
  • GLIMPSE - (together with Mercer in the list of 10978 star clusters)
  • Glp - S. de Glasenapp (double stars)
  • GM - Gyulbudaghian-Maghakian (planetary nebulae)
  • Gol - H.Goldschmidt (double stars)
  • GOS — Galactic O Star Catalogue[13]
    • GOSSS — Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic Survey[13]
  • Goyal - A.N.Goyal (double stars)
  • Graham (for example: open star cluster Graham 1 at 10:56:32 / -63:01:04)
  • Gr - Grant (double stars)
  • Grasdalen (open star clusters)
  • GR - Gibson-Reaves (for example: Gibson-Reaves 8 (GR 8) (galaxy) in Virgo)
  • GRB - Gamma Ray Burst
  • Grindlay (globular star clusters) (for example: Grindlay 1 in Scorpius, at 17:32.0 / -33°50') (source: The Deep Sky Field Guide To Uranometria 2000.0, Cragin-Lucyk-Rappaport) (and also Sky Catalogue 2000.0, Volume 2)
  • GRO - Gamma Ray Observatory (NASA - Compton)
  • Groombridge (Stephen Groombridge, 1755-1832)
  • GSC — Guide Star Catalog
  • GSPC — Guide Star Photometric Catalog
    • GSPC2 — Guide Star Photometric Catalog, 2nd
  • Gsh - J.Glaisher (double stars)
  • GΣ - G.Struve (double stars)
  • Gtb - K.Gottlieb (double stars)
  • Gui - J.Guillaume (double stars)
  • Gum - Gum catalog of emission nebulae

HEdit

  • h - John Herschel (double stars)
  • H - Haro (planetary nebulae)
  • H - Harvard (open star clusters)
  • H - William Herschel (double stars)
  • HA - ? (for example: galaxy HA 85 in Telescopium, see chart 26 in Wil Tirion's Sky-Atlas 2000.0) (however, chart 435 in Uranometria 2000.0, Volume 2, 1987 edition, shows this object as ESO 183-G30)
  • Haf - Haffner (open star clusters)
  • Hall - Asaph Hall (double stars)
  • HAT - Hungarian Automated Telescope (search for extrasolar planets)
  • HaTr - Hartl-Tritton (planetary nebulae)
  • Hav/Moffat - Havlen-Moffat (open star clusters)
  • Hb - Hubble (planetary nebulae)
  • HC - Howell-Crisp (planetary nebulae)
  • HCG — Hickson Compact Group
  • HCWils - H.C.Wilson (double stars)
  • HD - Henry Draper Catalogue
  • HDE — Henry Draper Extension
  • HdO - Harvard Observatory USA, and stations elsewhere (double stars)
  • HDW - Hartl-Dengel-Weinberger (planetary nebulae)
  • Hdz - Harvard Zone Catalogues (double stars)
  • HE — Hamburg/ESO Survey
  • He - Henize (planetary nebulae)
  • Hen — Henize Catalogues of Hα-Emission Stars and Nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds
  • Hf - Hoffleit (planetary nebulae)
  • HFG - Heckathorn-Fesen-Gull
  • HH - Herbig-Haro objects
  • HIC — Hipparcos Input Catalogue
  • HIP — Hipparcos Catalogue
  • HIPASS — HI Parkes All-Sky Survey
  • Hld - E.S.Holden (double stars)
  • Hlm - E.Holmes (double stars)
  • Hln - Frank Holden (double stars)
  • HN - William Herschel's 1821 catalogue (double stars)
  • Ho - Hogg (open star clusters)
  • Ho - G.W.Hough (double stars)
  • Holmberg - Erik Holmberg (dwarf irregular galaxies)
  • Hooke - Robert Hooke (double stars)
  • Howe - H.A.Howe (double stars)
  • HP - Haute Provence (globular star clusters) (for example: HP 1 in Ophiuchus, at 17:31.1 / -29°59') (source: The Deep Sky Field Guide To Uranometria 2000.0, Cragin-Lucyk-Rappaport) (and also Sky Catalogue 2000.0, Volume 2)
  • HR — Bright Star Catalogue (Harvard Revised Catalogue)
  • Hrg - L.Hargrave (double stars)
  • Hrr - Harrington (telescopic asterisms)
  • HΣ - Hermann Struve (double stars)
  • HSC - Hubble Source Catalog[14] (lists of sources from the Hubble Space Telescope)
  • Hst - C.S.Hastings (double stars)
  • Hu - Humason (planetary nebulae)
  • Hu - W.J.Hussey (double stars)
  • Huygens - Christiaan Huygens (double stars)
  • HV - Harvard Variable
  • HVS - HyperVelocity Stars
  • Hynek - J. Allen Hynek (double stars)
  • Hz - Wulff D. Heintz (double stars)
  • Hzg - E.Hertzsprung (double stars)

IEdit

JEdit

  • J — Robert Jonckheere's catalogue of double star observations (see [3] for an article about it)
  • Ja - Jacoby (planetary nebulae)
  • JaFu - Jacoby-Fullton (planetary nebulae)
  • JAn - John A. Anderson (double stars)
  • Jc - William Stephen Jacob (double stars)
  • Jef - H.M.Jeffers (double stars)
  • Jn - Jones (planetary nebulae)
  • JnEr - Jones-Emberson (planetary nebulae)
  • Jo - Jones (double stars)
  • Johansson - (open star clusters) (for example: Johansson 1 at 15:46:20 / -52:22:54)
  • Joy - Alfred Harrison Joy (double stars)
  • Jsp - Morris Ketchum Jessup (double stars)
  • Juchert - (open star clusters)
  • Juchert-Saloranta (telescopic asterisms)
  • JW — Jones' & Walker's list of stars near the Orion Nebula.

KEdit

  • K - Lubos Kohoutek (planetary nebulae)
  • Ka - Valentina Karachentseva (dwarf galaxies)
  • Karhula - (for example: open star cluster Karhula 1 near planetary nebula Messier 76 in Perseus)
  • K2 - K2 (Kepler extended mission) catalog
  • KELT - Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (search for extrasolar planets)
  • Kemble - Father Lucian Kemble (asterisms which could be observed through binoculars)
  • Kepler — Kepler catalog
  • Kes - Kesteven (supernova remnants). For example: Kesteven 79
  • Kharchenko (for example: open star cluster Kharchenko 1 at 6:08:48 / +24:19:54)
  • K / Kg - Ivan R. King (open star clusters)
  • KIC — Kepler Input Catalog
  • KGZ — Catalogue de Zimmerman
  • KjPn - Kazaryan-Parsamyan (planetary nebulae)
  • Klemola (for example: Klemola 44 galaxy cluster in Sculptor) (? - Arnold Richard Klemola, 1931-2019)
  • KnFs - Kinman-Feast-Lasker (planetary nebulae)
  • Knott / Kn - G.Knott (double stars)
  • KOI — Kepler Object of Interest
  • Kontizas (for example: Kontizas 953 in Dorado) (in the Large Magellanic Cloud)
  • Koposov (open star clusters)
  • Kr - A.Kruger (double stars) (probably Karl Nikolaus Adalbert Krueger, 1832-1896)
  • Kron - (globular star clusters) (for example: Kron 3 in Tucana)
  • Kronberger - (for example: open star cluster Kronberger 1 in Auriga)
  • Kru - E.C.Kruger (double stars)
  • Ku - F.Kustner (double stars)
  • KUG - Kiso Survey for Ultraviolet-excess Galaxies[15]
  • Kui - Gerard P. Kuiper, 1905-73 (double stars)
  • KUV — Kiso observatory, UV-excess object

LEdit

MEdit

  • M — Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters (Messier object)
  • M - Minkowski (planetary nebulae)
  • Ma - J.H.Madler (double stars)
  • Mac - Maclear (double stars)
  • MACS - Massive Cluster Survey
  • MACHO — MACHO Project lensing events (Massive Compact Halo Object)
    • MACHO-LMC — MACHO Project Large Magellanic Cloud Microlensing
    • MACHO-SML — MACHO Project Small Magellanic Cloud Microlensing
  • Maffei - Paolo Maffei (for example: galaxies Maffei 1 and Maffei 2 in Cassiopeia)
  • Malin - David Malin (for example: the largest galaxy known; Malin 1 in Coma Berenices)
  • Mamajek (open star clusters) (for example: Mamajek 1 at 8:42:06 / -79:01:38)
  • Markov (telescopic asterisms) (for example: Markov 1 in Hercules)
  • MAXI — Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image
  • Mayer (open star clusters)
  • McC — McCormick Observatory Catalog
  • MCG — Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies
  • MCW — Morgan, Code, and Whitford[18]
  • Me - Merrill (planetary nebulae)
  • Mel - Melotte Catalogue of open star clusters (Philibert Jacques Melotte)
  • Mercer - (together with GLIMPSE in the list of 10978 star clusters)
  • Mh - O.M.Mitchel (double stars)
  • Mil - J.A.Miller (double stars)
  • Miller (open star clusters) (for example: Miller 1 at 9:25:42 / -53:14:00)
  • Milb - W.Milburn (double stars)
  • MlbO - Melbourne Observatory, Australia (double stars)
  • Mlf - Frank Muller (double stars)
  • Mlr - Paul Muller (double stars)
  • Moffat (open star clusters) (for example: Moffat 1 at 16:01:30 / -54:07:00)
  • Moitinho (open star clusters) (for example: Moitinho 1 at 8:19:17 / -45:12:30)
  • MPC — Minor Planet Circulars contain astrometric observations, orbits and ephemerides of both minor planets and comets
  • Mrk - Benjamin "Benik" Egishevitch Markarian (open star clusters)
  • MSH — Mills, Slee, Hill - Catalog of Radio Sources
  • Muzzio (open star clusters) (for example: Muzzio 1 at 8:57:12 / -47:46:00)
  • MW — Mandel-Wilson Catalogue of Unexplored Nebulae, not in SIMBAD yet
  • MWP - Motch-Werner-Pakull (planetary nebulae)
  • MyCn - Mayall-Cannon (planetary nebulae)
  • Mz - Menzel (planetary nebulae)

NEdit

  • N - (for example: N 164 nebula in Dorado)
  • Na - Nassau (planetary nebulae)
  • Naillon - (telescopic asterisms) (source: Bruno Alessi's list)
  • N30 — Catalog of 5,268 Standard Stars Based on the Normal System N30[19]
  • Neckerman (telescopic asterisms) (for example: Neckerman 1, aka Kemble 2 "Little Cassiopeia").
  • NED - NASA Extragalactic Database
  • Negueruela - (Ignacio Negueruela)
  • NeVe - Neckel-Vehrenberg (planetary nebulae)
  • New - ? (galaxies)
    • New 1 in Cetus (source: The Deep-Sky Field Guide to Uranometria 2000.0, Cragin-Lucyk-Rappaport, chart 262).
    • New 5 in Sagittarius (thus mentioned on chart 22 of Wil Tirion's Sky-Atlas 2000.0, mentioned as ESO 285-G7 on charts 411 and 412 in Uranometria 2000.0 Volume 2, 1987 edition).
    • New 6 in Indus (chart 23 in Tirion's Sky-Atlas 2000.0, chart 413 in the 1987 edition of Uranometria 2000.0, Volume 2) (as ESO 287-G13)
  • NGC — New General Catalogue
  • NGTS - Next Generation Transit Survey (extrasolar planets)
  • NHICAT — Northern HIPASS Catalog
  • NLTT — New Luyten Two-Tenths Catalogue
  • NOMAD — The Naval Observatory Merged Astrometric Dataset (NOMAD) [4]
  • NStars — Nearby Stars Database
  • NSV — New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars
  • NZO - New Zealand Observatory (double stars)

OEdit

  • O - O'Neal (open star clusters)
  • OEC — Open Exoplanet Catalogue [5]
  • OGLE — Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment
  • Ol - Charles Pollard Olivier (double stars)
  • Opik - Ernst J. Opik (double stars)
  • OSC — Open Supernova Catalog [6]
  • OΣ - Otto Struve, Pulkovo Catalogue, 1843 (double stars)
  • OΣΣ - Otto Struve, Pulkovo Catalogue Supplement, 1843 (double stars)
  • OSS — Ohio Sky Survey
  • OTC — Open TDE Catalog [7]
  • OTS - Oasa-Tamura-Sugitani
  • Ou - Nicolas Outters (for example: Ou 4, the 'Squid Nebula' in Cepheus) (see APOD - Astronomy Picture Of the Day - July 18, 2014).

PEdit

QEdit

  • Q (?) - (for example: galaxy Q 6188 at 0:48.6 / -12:44 in Cetus) (mentioned on charts 261 / 262 in Uranometria 2000.0 Volume 2, 1987 edition) (according to Wolfgang Steinicke and Richard Jakiel of the book Galaxies and How to Observe Them, this galaxy (Q 6188) is also catalogued as Mrk 960 and PGC 2845)
  • QES - QATAR Exoplanet Survey
  • QSO — Revised and Updated Catalog of Quasi-stellar Objects
  • QZM - (for example: QZM 2 at galactic coordinates 78.12 / +3.63) (J2000 - 20:14:26 / +41°13'28") (QZM 2 = Froebrich 116, = SUH 151)

REdit

SEdit

  • S - James South, 1785-1867 (double stars)
  • Sa - Sanduleak (planetary nebulae)
  • SA - Sandqvist (dark nebulae) (for example: Sandqvist 169 near Alpha Centauri, see APOD - Astronomy Picture Of the Day, April 13, 2019)
  • SACS — Second Astrolabe Catalogue of Santiago[25]
  • Saloranta - Jaakko Saloranta (telescopic asterisms)
  • SAO — Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog
  • Saurer - (for example: the open star cluster Saurer 1 at 7:18:18 / +1°53'12")
  • SaWe - Sanduleak-Weinberger (planetary nebulae)
  • SAX - Satellite per Astronomia a raggi X (Beppo SAX satellite)
  • Schb - J.M.Schaeberle (double stars)
  • Schj - H.C.F.C.Schjellerup (double stars)
  • Schoenberg - (for example: Schoenberg 205-6 at 6:37.1 / +10°21')
  • Schuster - (for example: open star cluster Schuster 1 at 10:04:39 / -55:51:29)
  • SCM — Schwarz, Corradi, Melnick catalogue.[26][27]
  • Scott - J.L.Scott (double stars)
  • SCR — SuperCOSMOS-RECONS
  • SDSS — Sloan Digital Sky Survey
    • SDSSp — Sloan Digital Sky Survey, provisory
    • 1SDSS — Sloan Digital Sky Survey, 1st release
    • 2SDSS — reserved by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey for future release. The name is reserved to the IAU, but does not exist yet.
    • 3SDSS — reserved by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey for future release. The name is reserved to the IAU, but does not exist yet.
  • Se - Father Angelo Secchi (double stars)
  • Se - Sersic (selected list of peculiar galaxies and groups of galaxies)
  • See - T.J.J.See (Thomas Jefferson Jackson See, 1866-1962) (double stars) (related to the 'Lambda' catalogue which is mentioned in T.W.Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, Volume 2: The Stars, pages 285-319: Index of Double Stars, Epoch 2000).
  • SEGUE - Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (for example: galaxies Segue 1 in Leo, Segue 2 in Aries, and Segue 3 in Pegasus)
  • Sei - J.Scheiner (double stars)
  • SGR - Soft Gamma Repeater
  • Sh — Sharpless catalog (Sh 1 (1953) & Sh 2(1959))
  • Sh - Sher (open star clusters) (for example: Sher 1 at 11:01:04 / -60:14:00)
  • S, h - James South / John Herschel (joint 1824 catalogue of double stars)
  • Shk - Romela Karapet Shakhbazian (compact groups of galaxies) (for example: Shakhbazian 1 (the 'Russian Cluster') in Ursa Major, at 10:54.8 / +40°28')
  • Shorlin - (for example: open star cluster Shorlin 1 at 11:05:46 / -61:13:48)
  • Simeis - (for example: supernova remnant Simeis 147 / Sh2-240 in Taurus, also known as the 'Spaghetti Nebula')
  • SIMP — Sondage Infrarouge de Mouvement Propre
  • Sinnott - (multiple star systems)
  • SIPS — Southern Infrared Proper Motion Survey
  • Sk - Skinner (double stars)
  • SL - Sandqvist-Lindroos (dark nebulae)
  • Slr - R.P.Sellors (double stars)
  • Smart - W.M.Smart (double stars)
  • Smyth - W.H.Smyth (1788-1865) (double stars)
  • Sn - Shane (planetary nebulae)
  • Sp - G.V.Schiaparelli (double stars)
  • Sp - Shapley (planetary nebulae)
  • Spano - (telescopic asterisms)
  • SPF2 — Second Cat of Fundamental Stars
  • SPF3 — Third Santiago-Pulkovo Fundamental Star Catalogue
  • SPOCS — Spectroscopic Properties of Cool Stars
  • SRS — Southern Reference Star Catalog
  • SS - Sadler and Sharp (survey of E-type and S0-type galaxies)
  • SS - Sanduleak-Stephenson (for example: SS 433 in Aquila)
  • SSSPM — SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey
  • SSTc2d — Spitzer Space Telescope c2d Legacy Source
  • St - Carl L. Stearns (double stars)
  • Ste - Stephenson (open star clusters)
  • Stein - Johan Stein (double stars)
  • Steine - (open star clusters)
  • STF (Σ) — Struve the Father double stars
    • ΣI - W.Struve, First Supplement (double stars)
    • ΣII - W.Struve, Second Supplement (double stars)
  • St / Stock — Stock open clusters (Stock 1 and 2 in,[28] Stock 3 to 23 in,[29] Stock 24 in [30])
  • Stone - Ormond Stone (double stars)
  • Streicher - (telescopic asterisms)
  • Stromlo - (for example: Stromlo 2 in Monoceros and Canis Major, at IC 2177; the 'Eagle Nebula')
  • StWr - Stock-Wroblewski (planetary nebulae)
  • Sw - Swift (double stars)
  • SWEEPS - Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search
  • Swift (for example: Swift J1745-26 in Sagittarius) (stellar-mass black hole)
  • SwSt - Swings-Struve (planetary nebulae)
  • SyO - Sydney Observatory, Australia (double stars)

TEdit

UEdit

VEdit

WEdit

XEdit

  • XBS — XMM-Newton, Bright Source
  • XBSS — XMM-Newton Bright Serendipitous Survey
  • XEST — XMM-Newton Extended Survey of the Taurus Molecular
  • XO - XO-Project (search for extrasolar planets)
  • XTE — X-ray Timing Explorer
  • XZ - XZ Catalogue of Zodiacal Stars (Richard Schmidt / Tom Van Flandern, 1977, U.S. Naval Observatory)

YEdit

ZEdit

  • Z — Fritz Zwicky, Catalogue of galaxies and of clusters of galaxies
  • ZC - Robertson's Zodiacal Catalogue (James Robertson's catalogue of 3539 zodiacal stars brighter than 9th magnitude)
  • Zij — Islamic astronomical books that tabulates parameters used for astronomical calculations of the positions of the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b See p. 20, X-ray sources in SIMBAD, J. M. Hameury, C. Motch, and M. Pakull, Bull. Inf. Centre Données Stellaires 47, pp. 19–20, Bibcode1995BICDS..47...19H.
  2. ^ p. 19, X-ray sources in SIMBAD.
  3. ^ The Einstein Slew Survey, Martin Elvis, David Plummer, Jonathan Schachter, and G. Fabbiano, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 80, #1 (May 1992), pp. 257–303, Bibcode1992ApJS...80..257E, doi:10.1086/191665.
  4. ^ See the Fermi Science Support Center at NASA, or directly the paper: Pat Nolan et al. (the Fermi LAT Collaboration) "Fermi Large Area Telescope Second Source Catalog", Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 199, 31 (2012) doi:10.1088/0067-0049/199/2/31
  5. ^ Reed, B.C., Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 115, 271-276 (1998)
  6. ^ Celescope Catalog of Ultraviolet Stellar Observations. Magnetic Tape Version, R. J. Davis, W. A. Deutschman, K. L. Haramundanis, SAO Special Report #350 (1973), Bibcode1973SAOSR.350....1D.
  7. ^ Cruz-González, C.; Recillas-Cruz, E.; Costero, R.; Peimbert, M.; Torres-Peimbert, S. (1974). "A catalogue of galactic O stars and the ionization of the low density interstellar medium by runaway stars". Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica. 1: 211. Bibcode:1974RMxAA...1..211C.
  8. ^ Cape Photographic Catalog 1950.0 (CPC) (Jackson+ 1954-1968), database, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg.
  9. ^ See Microfiche Edition of CSI, F. Ochsenbein, M. Bischoff, and D. Egret, Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series 43 (February 1981), pp. 259–264, Bibcode1981A&AS...43..259O, and S.I.M.B.A.D. Story: A Description of the Data Base of the Strasbourg Stellar Data Center, D. Egret, Bull. d'Inf. Cent. Données Stellaires 24 (March 1983), pp. 109–123, Bibcode1983BICDS..24..109E.
  10. ^ J.A. Galt, J.E.D. Kennedy, Survey of radio sources observed in the continuum near 1420 MHz, declinations -5 to +70, Astron. J., 73, 135-151 (1968)
  11. ^ A catalogue of southern dark clouds, Hartley M., Manchester R.N., Smith R.M., Tritton S.B., Goss W.M., Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 63, 27 (1986), 1986A&AS...63...27H
  12. ^ General catalogue of stellar radial velocities, Ralph Elmer Wilson, Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1953, Bibcode1953GCRV..C......0W.
  13. ^ a b [1]
  14. ^ Hubble Source Catalog (Whitmore et al. "Version 1 of the Hubble Source Catalog", Astronomical J., 151, 132 (2016) doi:10.3847/0004-6256/151/6/134
  15. ^ Miyauchi-Isobe, N.; Nakajima, K.; Maehara, H. (2004). "The Kiso Survey for Ultraviolet-excess Galaxies (KUG)". Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems. San Francisco. 314: 161–164. Bibcode:2004ASPC..314..161M.
  16. ^ Lépine, Sébastien; Gaidos, Eric (2011). "An All-Sky Catalog of Bright M Dwarfs". The Astronomical Journal. 142 (4): 138. arXiv:1108.2719. Bibcode:2011AJ....142..138L. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/142/4/138.
  17. ^ Lépine, Sébastien; Shara, Michael M. (March 2005). "A Catalog of Northern Stars with Annual Proper Motions Larger than 0."15 (LSPM-NORTH Catalog)". The Astronomical Journal. 129 (3): 1483–1522. arXiv:astro-ph/0412070. Bibcode:2005AJ....129.1483L. doi:10.1086/427854.
  18. ^ W.W. Morgan, A.D. Code, A.E. Whitford, Studies in galactic structure. II. Luminosity classification for 1270 blue giants stars. Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 2, 41-74 (1955)
  19. ^ H. R. Morgan, Astron. Papers Amer. Ephemeris 13, Part III (1952). CDS ID I/80.
  20. ^ Faint Blue Stars in the Region near the South Galactic Pole, G. Haro and W. J. Luyten, Boletín de los Observatorios de Tonantzintla y Tacubaya 3 (1962), pp. 37–117, Bibcode1962BOTT....3...37H; CDS ID III/74.
  21. ^ CDS IDs I/186, I/167, I/187, I/188 Archived 2006-02-03 at the Wayback Machine, I/198 Archived 2006-02-16 at the Wayback Machine, and I/248.
  22. ^ http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/W3Browse/nebula-catalog/plnebulae.html
  23. ^ CDS IDs V/84
  24. ^ Catalogue of rotational velocities of the stars, Akira Uesugi and Ichiro Fukuda, Contributions from the Institute of Astrophysics and Kwasan Observatory, University of Kyoto, Kyoto: University, Kwasan Observatory, Institute of Astrophysics, 1970, Bibcode1970crvs.book.....U.
  25. ^ F. Noel, Second astrolabe catalogue of Santiago, Astron. Astrophys., Suppl. Ser., 106, 441-450 (1994)
  26. ^ http://cds.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/Dic-Simbad?SCM
  27. ^ Schwarz, H. E.; Corradi, R. L. M.; Melnick, J. (1992). "A catalogue of narrow band images of planetary nebulae". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series. 96: 23. Bibcode:1992A&AS...96...23S.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
  28. ^ Stock, J (1956). "Magnitudes and Colors for Stars in Two New Galactic Clusters". Astrophysical Journal. 123: 258–265. Bibcode:1956ApJ...123..258S. doi:10.1086/146158.
  29. ^ Alter, G., J. Ruprecht, V. Vanysek. 1958. Catalogue of Star Clusters and Associations. Prague: Publishing House of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences
  30. ^ Alter, G., B. Balazs, and J. Ruprecht. 1970. Catalogue of Star Clusters and Associations. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiado