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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 one or more associated catalogs, often using a survey-based designator for its object designators.

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

Star catalogs have a long history and are still being created, both in the study of the larger number of stars now observable with modern telescopes, and also for the purposes of navigation and time standards, (e.g., the USNO's NOMAD) and for assisting in aiming telescopes and recording the position of observed objects (e.g., the Guide Star Catalog).

See list of catalogs.


(catalogs,objects)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_catalog
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_astronomical_catalogues
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_catalogue
https://www.theiet.org/media/2014/aoi-for-website-mch-2010.pdf
http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/vizier//cats/U.htx

Referenced by pages:
Abell Catalog
Aitken Double Star Catalogue (ADS)
AFGL Four Color Infrared Sky Survey (AFGL)
Arecibo General Catalog (AGC)
Astronomische Gesellschaft Katalog (AGK)
Arp-Madore Catalog of Southern Peculiar Galaxies (AM)
Arecibo Occultation Survey (AO)
APASS
Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies (APG)
Astrocats
astrometry
astronomical survey
ATNF Pulsar Catalogue
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)
Catalog of Infrared Observations (CIO)
Carlsberg Meridian Catalogue (CMC)
Collinder Catalog (Cr)
Catalog of Stellar Identifications (CSI)
Czernik Catalog (Cz)
Dominion Observatory 1420 MHz Source Catalog (DA)
Dominion Observatory 10.03 MHz Source Catalog (DB)
David Dunlap Observatory Catalog (DDO)
Duus-Newell catalog (DN)
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
FIRST
Flamsteed designation
Frank Ross's Catalog (Ross)
fast radio burst (FRB)
Gaia
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)
Galactic O Star Catalog (GOSC)
Guide Star Catalog (GSC)
Hamburg/ESO Survey (HE)
Hewitt & Burbidge Catalog (HB87)
Henry Draper Catalog (HD)
HEAO-1
HEASARC
Hipparcos
HIPASS
Hipparchus
Bright Star Catalog (HR)
Index Catalog (IC)
IRAS
Two Micron Sky Survey (IRC)
ITEP-SAI Supernova Light Curve Catalogue
J2000.0 equinox
K2
Kepler Telescope
King Catalog
Lyman-alpha emitter (LAE)
Lynds Catalogue of Bright Nebulae (LBN)
Lynds Catalog of Dark Nebulae (LDN)
Luyten Double Star Survey (LDS)
Luyten Half-second Catalog (LHS)
Lick indices
Luyten Palomar Survey (LP)
Lépine Shara Proper Motion catalog (LSPM)
Luyten Two-Tenths Arcsecond Catalog (LTT)
Magellanic Catalogue of Stars (MACS)
MASH Catalog of Planetary Nebulae
Max Wolf's catalog of stars with proper motion
Morphological Catalogue of Galaxies (MCG)
Melotte Catalog
Messier Catalog (M)
Millennium Galaxy Catalogue (MGC)
Badgerys Creek Interferometer 101MHz Survey (Mills)
mock catalog
MIT X-ray Burst Source Catalog (MXB)
New General Catalogue (NGC)
NOMAD
New Catalogue of Suspected Variable Stars (NSV)
Palomar Observatory
Pantheon
Parsamian Nebula Catalog
Palomar-Green Survey (PG)
Principal Galaxies Catalog (PGC)
Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae (PK)
Parkes Catalog (PKS)
plate
General Catalog of Trigonometric Parallaxes (GCTP)
position angle (PA)
Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS)
PPM Star Catalogue
Polar-ring Catalog (PRC)
proper motion (PM)
rare designator prefixes
Reference Catalogue of Bright Galaxies (RC)
RASS/Green Bank Catalog (RGB)
Radcliffe Observatory Magellanic Clouds Catalogue (RMC)
Shapley-Ames Catalog (SAC)
SAO Star Catalog
Sharpless Catalog (Sh2)
SIMBAD
SIMSTACK
SKHB
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)
Two Micron All-sky Survey (2MASS)
USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog (UCAC)
Uppsala General Catalogue (UGC)
USNO
USNO Twin Astrograph
USS Sources
Virgo Cluster Catalog (VCC)
Van Den Bergh Reflection Nebula Catalog (vdB)
virtual observatory (VO)
Catalogue of Interacting Galaxies (VV)
Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS)
Villanova White Dwarf Catalog
WINGS
WISeREP
X-ray luminous galaxy cluster

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