Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 10-Jan-2020)
Result of query: info cati Kepler-12$
Details on Acronym: Kepler Kepler (Kepler famous astronomer)
Object:* + Poss. Pl (SIMBAD class: Unknown = Object of unknown nature)
Note:The Kepler Mission is a search for terrestrial planets by monitoring a large ensemble of stars for the periodic transits of planets. Confirmed planets are named Kepler followed by a hyphen, a number for the planetary system, and a letter designating the first, second, etc. confirmed planet as ?b?, ?c?, etc. A table of the confirmed planets is available at http://kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/discoveries/ First publications by Borucki et al. (2010ApJ...713L.126B), Rowe et al. (2010ApJ...713L.150R).
Auth.:BORUCKI W. Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5 Details on Acronym: Kepler Kepler (Kepler famous astronomer)
====>Equivalent to: KICOriginof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5