Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
(Last update: 10-Apr-2017)
Result of query:
info cati * alf CMa$
Details on Acronym: *
Write:<<* ggg CCC>>
<<* gggNN CCC>>
<<* NNN CCC>>
Object:* (SIMBAD class: Star)
Stat:is completely incorporated in Simbad
Note:Bright stars. In SIMBAD only.
To find the designation as in the literature, drop the first word (*).
Format 'ggg CCC' where 'ggg' stands for greek letters, (ordered by decreasing brightness), from Bayer.
Format 'NNN CCC' (numbers ordered by increasing RA), from Flamsteed.