Bulletin of the IAU Working Group on Star Names, No. 2

E. Mamajek, B. Garcia, Duane Willis Hamacher, T. Montmerle, J. Pasachoff, I. Ridpath, X. Sun, R. Van Gent

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Abstract

Table 1 includes proper names for stars approved by the IAU Working Group on Star Names (WGSN) on 21 August 2016, 12 September 2016, 5 October 2016, and 6 November 2016. Nearly all of these are traditional names whose etymologies are discussed in works like Richard Hinckley Allen (1963) Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning published by Dover [1] (reprinted and retitled version of Allen’s (1899) Star-Names and Their Meanings published by G.E. Stechert [2]), Paul Kunitzsch (1959) Arabische Sternnamen in Europa [3], and A Short Guide to 254 Star Names and Their Derivations by Paul Kunitzsch & Tim Smart (2006; 2nd Revised Edition, Sky Publishing, Cambridge) [4]. In some cases, the name was historically attributed to multiple stars, however WGSN has clarified which star/component. Designations in column (2) are HR #s from the Bright Star Catalog, and IDs in column (7) are the Bayer or Flamsteed designations. Some stars listed by HR # or Bayer/Flamsteed designation themselves may be multiple. Where a component letter (from e.g. Washington Double Star Catalog) is not explicitly listed, the name should be understood to be attributed to the brightest component by visual brightness. Three-letter IAU constellation abbreviations follow the IAU Style Manual [5].
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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Mamajek, E., Garcia, B., Hamacher, D. W., Montmerle, T., Pasachoff, J., Ridpath, I., ... Van Gent, R. (2016). Bulletin of the IAU Working Group on Star Names, No. 2.
Mamajek, E. ; Garcia, B. ; Hamacher, Duane Willis ; Montmerle, T. ; Pasachoff, J. ; Ridpath, I. ; Sun, X. ; Van Gent, R. / Bulletin of the IAU Working Group on Star Names, No. 2. 2016.
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