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astronomical catalog

(catalog, catalogue)
(lists of observed astronomical bodies and their characteristics)

Astronomical catalogs, i.e., lists of observed phenomena (stars, galaxies, quasars, etc.) are assembled and enlarged for various purposes. Examples:

Recent and current surveys often produce their own catalogs, often using a survey-based designator for its identifiers.

Mock catalogs have been produced: artificial catalogs of realistic-but-nonexistent objects, to assist with modeling.

There is a long history of star catalogs, which remain of interest, both in the study of the larger number of stars now observable with modern telescopes, but also for the purposes of navigation and time standards, (e.g., the USNO's NOMAD) and for aiming telescopes and recording the position of observed objects (e.g., the Guide Star Catalog).


Referenced by:
Abell Catalog
Aitken Double Star Catalogue (ADS)
Arecibo General Catalog (AGC)
Astronomische Gesellschaft Katalog (AGK)
Arp-Madore Catalog of Southern Peculiar Galaxies (AM)
Arecibo Occultation Survey (AO)
Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies (APG)
astronomical survey
Catalog of Azzopardi & Vigneau (AzV)
Barnard Catalog (Barnard)
Basel Open Cluster Catalogue (Basel)
Bayer designation
Bonner Durchmusterung Catalog (BD)
Berkeley Open Cluster Catalogue (Be)
Bologna Survey of Radio Sources
Asiago Supernova Catalog (B/SN)
Becker, White, and Edwards Catalog (BWE)
Caldwell Catalog
Cambridge Catalog of Radio Sources (C)
Catalog of Components of Double and Multiple Stars (CCDM)
Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS)
Cederblad Catalog (Ced)
Canada-France Redshift Survey (CFRS)
Catalog of Galaxies and Clusters of Galaxies (CGCG)
Collinder Catalog (Cr)
Czernik Catalog (Cz)
Dominion Observatory 1420 MHz Source Catalog (DA)
Dominion Observatory 10.03 MHz Source Catalog (DB)
David Dunlap Observatory Catalog (DDO)
Dolidze-Dzimselejsvili Catalogue (DoDz)
double star
Dunlop Double Star Catalogue (DUN)
Dickel-Wendker-Bieritz Catalog (DWB)
87GB Catalog of Radio Sources (87GB)
ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO (B) Atlas
Catalogues of Fundamental Stars
Flamsteed designation
Frank Ross's Catalog (Ross)
Green Bank 6-cm Radio Source Catalog (GB6)
General Catalogue of Stellar Radial Velocities (GCRV)
General Catalogue of Variable Stars (GCVS)
Gliese-Jahreiss Catalog (GJ)
Atlas of Galactic Nebulae (GN)
Guide Star Catalog (GSC)
Hamburg/ESO Survey (HE)
Hewitt & Burbidge Catalog (HB87)
Henry Draper Catalog (HD)
Bright Star Catalog (HR)
Index Catalog (IC)
ITEP-SAI Supernova Light Curve Catalogue
J2000.0 equinox
Kepler Telescope
King Catalog
Lyman-alpha emitter (LAE)
Lynds Bright Nebula Catalog (LBN)
Lynds Catalog of Dark Nebulae (LDN)
Luyten Double Star Survey (LDS)
Luyten Half-second Catalog (LHS)
Luyten Palomar Survey (LP)
Lépine Shara Proper Motion catalog (LSPM)
Luyten Two-Tenths Arcsecond Catalog (LTT)
MASH Catalog of Planetary Nebulae
Max Wolf's catalog of stars with proper motion
Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies (MCG)
Melotte Catalog
Messier Catalog (M)
Badgerys Creek Interferometer 101MHz Survey (Mills)
mock catalog
MIT X-ray Burst Source Catalog (MXB)
New General Catalogue (NGC)
New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars (NSV)
Parsamian Nebula Catalog
Palomar-Green Survey (PG)
Principal Galaxies Catalog (PGC)
Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (PK)
Parkes Catalog (PKS)
General Catalog of Trigonometric Parallaxes (GCTP)
position angle
Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS)
PPM Star Catalogue
Polar-ring Catalog (PRC)
rare designator prefixes
RASS/Green Bank Catalog (RGB)
Radcliffe Observatory Magellanic Clouds Catalogue (RMC)
SAO Star Catalog
Sharpless Catalog (Sh2)
Spectroscopic Properties of Cool Stars (SPOCS)
Strasbourg-ESO Catalog of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (PNG)
Struve Catalogs
submillimeter galaxy designator
SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey (SSS)
survey-based designator
Third Cambridge Catalogue of Radio Sources (3C)
Taurus Molecular Cloud 1 (TMC-1)
USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC)
Uppsala General Catalogue (UGC)
USS Sources
Van Den Bergh Reflection Nebula Catalog (vdB)
virtual observatory (VO)
Catalogue of Interacting Galaxies (VV)
Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS)
Villanova White Dwarf Catalog