List of astronomical catalogues

This page is a list of astronomical catalogues organised by catalogue identifier.

0-9

* 0ES — Einstein Slew Survey, version 0See p. 20, X-ray sources in SIMBAD, J. M. Hameury, C. Motch, and M. Pakull, "Bull. Inf. Centre Données Stellaires" 47, pp. 19–20, bibcode|1995BICDS..47...19H.]
* 1A, 2A, 3A — Lists of X-ray sources from the Ariel V satellite [p. 19, X-ray sources in SIMBAD.]
* 1ES — Einstein Slew Survey [The Einstein Slew Survey, Martin Elvis, David Plummer, Jonathan Schachter, and G. Fabbiano, "Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series" 80, #1 (May 1992), pp. 257–303, bibcode|1992ApJS...80..257E, doi|10.1086/191665.]
* 1RXH — ROSAT HRI Pointed Observations
* 1RXS — ROSAT All-Sky Bright Source Catalogue, ROSAT All-Sky Survey Faint Source Catalog
* 1SWASP — Super Wasp Angle Search for Planets
* 2A — see 1A
* 2E — The Einstein Observatory Soft X-ray Source List
* 2MASS — Two Micron All Sky Survey
** 2MASP — Two Micron All Sky Survey, Prototype
** 2MASSI — Two Micron All Sky Survey, Incremental release
** 2MASSW — Two Micron All Sky Survey, Working database
** 2MUCD — Ultracool Dwarfs from the 2MASS Catalog
* 3A — see 1A
* 4C - Fourth Cambridge Survey of celestial radio sources
* 8pc — 8 parsec listing, "all stars within 8 parsec"

A

* Abell — Abell catalogue
* AC — Astrographic Catalogue
* ADS — Aitken Double Star Catalogue
* AG, AGK, AGKR — Astronomische Gesellschaft Katalog
* ALS — UBV beta database for Case-Hamburg Northern and Southern Luminous Stars [Reed, B.C., Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 115, 271-276 (1998)]
* AN — Astronomische Nachrichten
* APM — Automatic Plate Measuring machine
* ASCC — N.V. Kharchenko, All-Sky Compiled Catalogue, Kinematika Fiz. Nebesn. Tel., 17, part no 5, 409 (2001)

B

* B — E. E. Barnard's List of Dark Nebulae
* BAC — Bordeaux Astrographic Catalog
* BAY — Uranometria (Bayer designation)
* BCVS — Bibliographic Catalogue of Variable Stars
* BD — Bonner Durchmusterung
* BDS — Burnham Double Star Catalogue
* BEN — Jack Bennett Catalog
* BPM / L — Bruce Proper Motion Survey (Luyten)
* BRI — Bj, R, I survey

C

* C — Caldwell catalogue
* CCDM — Catalog of Components of Double and Multiple Stars
* CCO — Catalogue of Cometary Orbits
* CCS — General Catalogue of Cool Carbon Stars
** CCS2 — General Catalog of S Stars, second edition
* CD / CoD — Cordoba Durchmusterung
* CDIMP — Catalogue of Discoveries and Identifications of Minor Planets
* CEL — Celescope Catalogue of Ultraviolet Magnitudes [Celescope Catalog of Ultraviolet Stellar Observations. Magnetic Tape Version, R. J. Davis, W. A. Deutschman, K. L. Haramundanis, "SAO Special Report #350" (1973), bibcode|1973SAOSR.350....1D.]
* CGSS — Catalogue of Galactic S Stars
* CIO — Catalog of Infrared Observations
* CMC — Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue
* Col — Collinder catalog
* CPC — Cape Photographic Catalogue [ [http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?I/116 Cape Photographic Catalog 1950.0 (CPC) (Jackson+ 1954-1968)] , database, Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg.]
* CPD — Cape Photographic Durchmusterung
* CSI — Catalog of Stellar Identifications [See Microfiche Edition of CSI, F. Ochsenbein, M. Bischoff, and D. Egret, "Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series" 43 (February 1981), pp. 259–264, bibcode|1981A&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, bibcode|1983BICDS..24..109E.]
* CSV — Catalog of Suspected Variables
* CSS — General Catalogue of S Stars

D

* DA — Dominion Observatory List A [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)]
* DCld — Catalog of dark nebulae and globules
* DENIS — Deep Near Infrared Survey
** DENIS-P — Deep Near Infrared Survey, Provisory designation
* DM — Durchmusterung
** BD — Bonner Durchmusterung
** CD / CoD — Cordoba Durchmusterung
** CPD — Cape Photographic Durchmusterung
* DO — Dearborn Observatory

E

* EGGR — Eggen-Greenstein proper motion star
* EMP — Ephemerides of Minor Planets

F

* FCC — Fornax Cluster Catalogue
* FK4 - Fourth Fundamental Catalogue
* FK5 - Fifth Fundamental Catalogue
* FLM — Historia coelestis Britannica (Flamsteed designation)
* FSC — Faint Source Catalogue

G

* 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)
* GC — General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters
* GC (Boss) — Boss general catalogue of 33342 stars
* GCRV — General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities ["General catalogue of stellar radial velocities", Ralph Elmer Wilson, Washington, DC: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1953, bibcode|1953QB901.W495......]
* GCTP — General Catalogue of Trigonometric Parallaxes
* GCVS — General Catalog of Variable Stars
* Gl / GJ — Gliese-Jahreiß catalogue or Gliese-Jahreiss catalogue
* GSC — Guide Star Catalog
** GSC2 / GSC II — Guide Star Catalog II
* GSPC — Guide Star Photometric Catalog
** GSPC2 — Guide Star Photometric Catalog, 2nd

H

* HD — Henry Draper Catalogue
* HDE — Henry Draper Extension
* HE — Hamburg/ESO Survey
* Hen — Henize Catalogues of Hα-Emission Stars and Nebulae in the Magellanic Clouds
* HIC — Hipparcos Input Catalogue
* HIP — Hipparcos Catalogue
* HIPASS — HI Parkes All-Sky Survey
* HR — Bright Star Catalogue (Harvard Revised Catalogue)

I

* IC — Index Catalog
** IC I — Index Catalog I
** IC II — Index Catalog II
* IDS — Index Catalogue of Visual Double Stars
* IGR — Integral Gamma-Ray source
* IRAS — Infrared Astronomical Satellite
* IRS — International Reference Star

J

K

* KIC — Kepler Input Catalog
* KGZ — Catalogue de Zimmerman
* KUV — Kiso observatory, UV-excess object

L

* L / BPM — Bruce Proper Motion Survey (Luyten)
* Lac — Catalog of Nebulae of the Southern Sky (Lacaille)
** Lac I — Nebulae
** Lac II — Nebulous Star Clusters
** Lac III — Nebulous Stars
* LBN — Lynds' Catalogue of Bright Nebulae
* LDN — Lynds' Catalogue of Dark Nebulae
* LDS — Luyten Double Star catalogue
* LEDA - Lyon-Meudon Extragalactic Database
* LFT — Luyten Five-Tenths catalogue
* LHS — Luyten Half-Second catalogue
* LP — Luyten-Palomar Survey
* LPM — Luyten Proper-Motion Catalogue
* LS — either of two "Luminous Stars" catalogues; see LSN and LSS, below
* LSN — Luminous Stars in the Northern Milky Way
* LSR — Lepine-Shara-Rich catalogue
* LSS — Luminous Stars in the Southern Milky Way
* LTT — Luyten Two-Tenths catalogue

M

* M — Catalog of Nebulae and Star Clusters (Messier object)
* 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
* McC — McCormick Observatory Catalog
* MCG — Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies
* MCW — Morgan, Code, and Whitford [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)]
* MPC — Minor Planet Circulars contain astrometric observations, orbits and ephemerides of both minor planets and comets
* MW — Mandel-Wilson Catalogue of Unexplored Nebulae, "not in SIMBAD yet"

N

* N30 — Catalog of 5,268 Standard Stars Based on the Normal System N30 [H. R. Morgan, "Astron. Papers Amer. Ephemeris" 13, Part III (1952). CDS ID [http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?I/80 I/80] .]
* NGC — New General Catalogue
* NHICAT — Northern HIPASS Catalog
* NLTT — New Luyten Two-Tenths Catalogue
* NOMAD — The Naval Observatory Merged Astrometric Dataset (NOMAD) [http://www.nofs.navy.mil/nomad/]
* NStars — Nearby Stars Database
* NSV — New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars

O

* OGLE — Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment

P

* PHL — Palomar-Haro-Luyten catalogue [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, bibcode|1962BOTT....3...37H; CDS ID [http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?III/74 III/74] .]
* PK — Catalogue of galactic planetary nebulae (Perek-Kohoutek)
* PLX — General Catalogue of Trigonometric Stellar Parallaxes and Supplement (Jenkins, Yale University)
* PMC — Tokyo Photoelectric Meridian Circle Catalog [CDS IDs [http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?I/186 I/186] , [http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?I/167 I/167] , [http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?I/187 I/187] , [http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/Cat?I/188 I/188] , [http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/Cat?I/198 I/198] , and [http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?I/248 I/248] .]
* PNG — Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae
* PPM — Positions and Proper Motions Star Catalogues

Q

* QSO — Revised and Updated Catalog of Quasi-stellar Objects

R

* RC — Reference Catalogue
** RC2 — Reference Catalogue, 2nd edition
** RC3 — Reference Catalogue, 3rd edition
* RCW — A catalogue of Hα-emission regions in the southern Milky Way
* RECONS — Research Consortium on Nearby Stars
* RNGC — Revised New General Catalogue
* Ross — Ross Catalogue of New Proper Motion Stars
* ROT — Catalogue of Rotational Velocities of the Stars ["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, bibcode|1970crvs.book.....U.]
* RSA — Revised Shapley-Ames Catalogue
* RST — Catalogue of southern double stars (Rossiter)
* RX — ROSAT observations

* SACS — Second Astrolabe Catalogue of Santiago [F. Noel, Second astrolabe catalogue of Santiago, Astron. Astrophys., Suppl. Ser., 106, 441-450 (1994)]
* SAO — Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Star Catalog
* SCR — SupweCOSMOS 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.
* SIMP — Sondage Infrarouge de Mouvement Propre
* SIPS — Southern Infrared Proper Motion Survey
* SPF2 — Second Cat of Fundamental Stars
* SPF3 — Third Santiago-Pulkovo Fundamental Star Catalogue
* SRS — Southern Reference Star Catalog
* SSSPM — SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey
* SSTc2d — Spitzer Space Telescope c2d Legacy Source
* STF — Struve the Father double star

T

* TAC — Twin Astrograph Catalog
* TD1 — Catalogue of stellar UV fluxes (TD1 satellite)
* TIC — Tycho Input Catalog
* TrES — Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey
** TrES-And0 — TrES of planetary candidate in the Andromeda constellation
* TVLM — Tinney's Very Low Mass Catalogue
* TYC — Tycho Catalogue
** TYC2 — Tycho-2 Catalogue

U

* UBV — Photoelectric Catalogue, magnitude and color of stars in UBV (Blanco et al. 1968)
* UBV M — UBV Photoelectric Photometry Catalogue (Mermilliod 1987)
* UCAC — USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC1 and UCAC2)
* UGC — Uppsala General Catalogue
* USNO — US Naval Observatory
** USNO-A1.0 — US Naval Observatory, A1.0 catalogue
** USNO-A2.0 — US Naval Observatory, A2.0 catalogue
** USNO-B1.0 — US Naval Observatory, B1.0 catalogue
* uvby98 — uvbyβ photoelectric photometric catalogue, by B. Hauck, M. Mermilliod, Astron. Astrophys., Suppl. Ser., 129, 431-433 (1998)

V

* VB — Van Biesbroeck catalog
* VCC — Virgo Cluster Catalog

W

* W20 — Washington 20 Catalog
* WASP — Wide Angle Search for Planets survey
* WASP0-TR — Wide Angle Search for Planets, Transit
* WDS — Washington Double Star Catalog
* Wo — Woolley Nearby Star Catalogue
* Wolf — Catalogue of High Proper Motion Stars (Wolf)
* WR — Catalog of Galactic Wolf-Rayet stars

X

* XBS — XMM-Newton, Bright Source
* XBSS — XMM-Newton Bright Serendipitous Survey
* XEST — XMM-Newton Extended Survey of the Taurus Molecular
** XEST-OM — XEST, Optical/UV Monitor
* XTE — X-ray Timing Explorer

Y

* YZ — Yale Observatory Zone Catalog

Z

*Z — Fritz Zwicky, "Catalogue of galaxies and of clusters of galaxies"
*Book of Fixed Stars
*Tables of Toledo
*Zij-i Ilkhani
*Zij-i-Sultani

ee also

* List of astronomy acronyms
* List of common astronomy symbols

Notes and references

* [http://vizier.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/VizieR VizieR]
* [http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cats/Cats.htx CDS Service for Astronomical Catalogues]
* [http://vizier.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/Dic Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects]


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