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

Details on Acronym:   MSC
   MSC (Multiple Stars Catalogue) ***** Avoid the usage of MSC, prefer PMSC Originof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s)
Details on Acronym:   PMSC
   PMSC (Physical Multiple Stars Catalogue)= (MSC) Write:<<PMSC HHMMm+DDMM>>
<<PMSC HHMMm+DDMMAaaaa>> N: 7280 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. Ref:=1997A&AS..124...75T byTOKOVININ A.A. 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/124/75 Originof the Acronym: S = Created by Simbad, the CDS Database