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List of Stars and Objects equating Names

  1. Sep 16, 2014 #1
    I am trying to create a list of stars.

    I need a comprehensive comparison between:

    FK5#s, HD#s and BD#s
    and
    NGC#s, IC#s and Proper Names (like Eagle Nebula)

    Here is a reference from FK5#s, HD#s and BD#s:

    http://www-kpno.kpno.noao.edu/Info/Caches/Catalogs/SAO/sao_catalog.html

    What I am interested in is Proper Motion.
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2014 #2
    This is a complicated question. Every catalogue uses its own numbers.

    Some catalogues contain cross-identifications with other catalogues. But there isn't anywhere that gives all of them.

    if you look up an object on Simbad (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-fid) it will give a list of other identifiers for the object.

    if you can say which stars you are interested in I may be able to give some pointers.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2014 #3
    I am looking for a list or a database equating the above items especially equating SAO# with Constellation and alpha-beta-gamma designation.
    .
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
  5. Sep 16, 2014 #4
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2014
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