Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Result of query: info cati KIC$

Details on Acronym:   Kepler
   Kepler (Kepler famous astronomer) ====>Equivalent to: KIC Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5
Details on Acronym:   KIC
   KIC (Kepler Input Catalog)= (Kepler) = (KID) Write:<<KIC NNNNNNNN>> N: about 30000000 Object:*  (SIMBAD class: Star) Note:Kepler space mission to determine the frequency of Earth-size and larger planets orbiting a variety of stars. Prior to the launch of the Mission, a large area of the sky (centered at RA=19h22m40s, DEC=+44deg30') was suveyed using 5-band photometry (plus the J, H, & K bands from the 2MASS survey). The Kepler Input Catlog (KIC) lists the Kepler magnitude, surface gravity, effective temperature, metallicity, and interstellar extinction derived for the majority of these stars.
http://www.kepler.arc.nasa.gov/ Auth.:William J. Borucki

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035 =E=Catalogue in electronic form as V/133 Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5
Details on Acronym:   KID
   KID (Kepler ID) ====>Equivalent to: KIC Originof the Acronym: L (arXiv:1010.4106)

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