Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 16-Aug-2018)
Result of query: info cati PMSC$
Details on Acronym: MSC MSC (Multiple Stars Catalogue)
***** Avoid the usage of MSC, prefer PMSCOriginof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s) Details on Acronym: PMSC PMSC (Physical Multiple Stars Catalogue)= (MSC)
Object:Multiple * + * (SIMBAD class: ** = Double or multiple star)
Note:Data on 728 physical multiple stars of multiplicity 3 to 7. Format based on 1900 coordinates. Formats HHMMm+DDMM, HHMMm+DDMMAA, HHMMm+DDMMAaa, HHMMm+DDMMAaaa and HHMMm+DDMMAaaaa are used for systems and sub-systems. Formats HHMMm+DDMMA and HHMMm+DDMMAa are used for individual components of the systems or sub-systems. See also IDS.
Astron. Astrophys., Suppl. Ser., 124, 75-84 (1997)
MSC - a catalogue of physical multiple stars.
oCatalog: <PMSC HHMMm+DDMM> N=728. systems: <PMSC HHMMm+DDMMA>, <PMSC HHMMm+DDMMAA>, <PMSC HHMMm+DDMMAa>, <PMSC HHMMm+DDMMAaa>, <PMSC HHMMm+DDMMAaaa>, <PMSC HHMMm+DDMMAaaaa>.
=E=Catalogue in electronic form as J/A+AS/124/75Originof the Acronym: S = Created by Simbad, the CDS Database