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Chronological Edit

  • 1763 - French astronomer Nicolas Lacaille map of the southern skies from observations from the Cape of Good Hope is posthumously published.
  • 1801 - Jerome Lalande's (1732-1807) Histoire Céleste Française, giving the places of 47,390 stars
  • 1819-1827 - German astronomer Friedrich Struve does a survey and published his Struve Double Star Catalog at some point. Stars in this catalog were originally dubbed "Sigma xxx", but later "Struve xxx"
  • 1824 - J. Herschel publishes a catalog of double stars.
  • 1838 - Stephen Groombridge's "A Catalog of Circumpolar Stars, Reduced to January 1, 1810" (published posthumously) - Groombridge xxxx
  • 1855 - Argelander names variable star R Virginis with his own system, using the first letter that came after the last letter used in the Bayer system (Q).
  • 1863 - BD - Bonner Durchmusterung ("Bonn Survey") - Published by Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander - All stars observed from Bonn in format BD+-<Lat>°<Order> where Lat is the latitude, and Order is the order the star appears in for all stars in that latitude by right ascension. A. Kruger helped work on this catalog.
  • 1867 - General Assembly of the Astronomische Gesellschaft makes Argelander's variable star naming convention official. A Bayer-like designation plus the constellation name. Stars with Bayer Designations don't have variable name designations. After that, use R through Z, then RR-RZ up through ZZ.
  • 1879 - Uranometria Argentina, Benjamin Apthorp Gould, stars designated xx G Constellation (like 82 G Eri).
  • 1891 to 1950 - AC - Catalogue Astrographique
  • 1892 to 1932 - CD - Cordoba Durchmusterung (from Cordoba, Argentina, supplement to BD), format similar to BD
  •  ? - CPD - Cape Photographic Darchmusterung (from Cape Town, South Africa)
  • 1907 - ZZ Cygni discovered, prompting the decision to use AA..AQ to follow ZZ. It was thought the list would never get beyond AQ, but later decided to go all the way up to AZ, then go to BB (skipping BA) through BZ, all the way up to QZ, which was thought never to be reached.
  • 1908 - HR - Harvard Revised Harvard Photometry catalogue of stars visible to many Humans with the naked eye
  • 1918-1925 - HD - Henry Draper Catalog - all stars above magnitude 9
  • 1919 - Wolf 1 to Wolf 1053, "Katalog von 1053 stärker bewegten Fixsternen"
  • 1919-1929 - Additional Wolf Lists published in Astronomische Nachrichten
  • 1924-1936 - HDE - Henry Draper Extension
  • 1925-1939 - Ross's New Proper Motion Stars list published in The Astronomical Journal
  • 1927 - QZ Sagittarri discovered
  • 1929 - French astronomer André's Variable star naming system that uses "Vxxx Constellation" proposed by the American Chambers and by the Dane Nijland. The next star in Sagittarius to come after QZ Sag was to be V335 Sgr. Stars named previously to this could use either nomenclature, with V1 = R Andromedae. V numbers used for Ophiuchus in 1929, Cygnus in 1933, Scorpius in 1936, and Aquila in 1937.
  • 1937-1949 - HDEC - Henry Draper Exension Charts
  • 1941 - L - Luyten, Proper motion stars and White dwarfs - From Bruce Proper Motion Survey
  • 1951 - Catalogue of Suspected Variables (CSV) published, includes CSV 1 through CSV 8134.
  • 1955 - LFT - Luyten Five-Tenths catalogue
  • 1957 - Gliese Catalog (GL 1 through GL 915, Gliese 1 through Gliese 915, ordered by RA)
  • 1957, 1961-1962 - LTT - Luyten Two-Tenths catalogue
  • 1963-1981 - LPM - Luyten Proper-Motion catalogue
  • 1965 - Second edition of CSV catalog published, includes CSV 8135 though CSV 12036
  • 1969 - Revised Catalogue of Nearby Stars (Gl 1.0 through Gl 915.0, new stars inserted in fractions to maintain RA order)
  • 1970 - Wo 9001 to Wo 9850 = WOOLLEY 9001 - Richard van der Riet Woolley's supplement to the Gliese catalog to 25 pc - considered depreciated - GJ suffix can be used instead
  • 1971-1979 - Giclas' Lowell Proper Motion Survey catalogs G x. Also have note that says G is Giclas, Burnham, and Thomas in 1961 (from a 1969 paper)
  • 1970's - 1979, LP Luyten Palomar surveys for high proper-motion stars; 1963, 1969 - Luyten Palomer Survey, PM Survey with a 48-Inch Schmidt
  • 1979, 1980 - LHS xxx - [Luyten Half-Second http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998yCat.1087....0L] catalogue (used names from LP catalog, though LP may not have been finished when this catalog was created; supercedes LFT catalog); Number assigned depends on the proper motion of the star per year in arcseconds: 1 to 100 for > 2sec; 101 to 1000 for > 1sec; 1001 to 5000 for > 0.5sec; > 5000 for > 0.48sec; > 6000 for those temporarily greater than 0.49 but not published
  • 1979 - NLTT - New Luyten Two-Tenths catalogue
  • 1979 - Gliese Jahreiß Catalog (GJ 1000 to GJ 1294 for confirmed nearby stars, GJ 2001 to GJ 2159 for suspected nearby stars; GJ numbers are preferred)
  • 1981 - First edition of New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars (NSV) published containing NSV 1 through NSV 14811.
  • 1989-1993 - HIP - Hipparcos Catalog - derived from ESA Satelite astrometric data; HIC = Hipparcos Input Catalog, uses same numbers
  • 1991 - Preliminary edition of Gliese Jahreiß Catalog. New stars weren't given final designations, so "No Name" is used unofficially for these stars, including NN 3001 to NN 4388, also unofficially called GJ 3001 to GJ 4388.
  • 1997-2001 - [2MASS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2MASS] - 2 Micron All Sky Survey
  • 1999 - Second edition of NSV Catalog published containing NSV 14811 through NSV 26018.

Alphabetical Edit

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  • 2MASS - 2 Micron All Sky Survey
  • DENIS - Deep Near Infrared Southern Sky Survey
  • G - Giclas
  • GSC - Hubble Space Telescope Guide Star Catalog
  • HD - Henry Draper (1918)
  • HR - Harvard Revised
  • HIC - Hipparcos Input Catalog
  • Lac - Lacaille (18th Century French Astronomer)
  • Lal - Lalande (18th Century French Astronomer), published 1847
  • LP - Luyten Palomar Proper Motion Survey
  • SAO - Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Wolf - Wolf's catalog, published 1919-1931
  • Zkh - Zakhozhaj near star catalog (1979)

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