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

Details on Acronym:   WDS
   WDS (Washington Univ., Double *) Write:<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMM>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMA>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAa>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAaN>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAA>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMA,AA>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAA,A>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAA,AA>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMA,Aa>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAa,Aa>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAa,A>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAa,AaN>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAaN,Aa>>
<<WDS JHHMMm+DDMMAaN,AaN>> Object:**  (SIMBAD class: ** = Double or multiple star) Note:The Washington Double Star Catalog.
The standard notation related to double stars is used (ex. WDS J00057+4549BC; WDS J18443+3940AB,CD; WDS J00354+6152Aa,Ab).
2010: catalogue B/wds (108509 records - Version 2010-10-24)
2009: catalogue B/wds (104235 records - Version 2009-03-08)
1996: catalogue I/237. 73610 records.
1976: Index Catalogue of Visual Double Stars, 1976.5, 70295 records. Complete up to 1982.
1984: catalogue I/107. Updates IDS. Supersedes Worley.
Auth.:WORLEY C.E.+ Ref:=1997A&AS..125..523W byWORLEY C.E. , DOUGLASS G.G. Astron. Astrophys., Suppl. Ser., 125, 523-523 (1997) The Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS, 1996.0). o<WDS JHHMM.m+DDMM> N=78100. Ref:=2001AJ....122.3466M byMASON B.D. , WYCOFF G.L., HARTKOPF W.I., DOUGLASS G.G., WORLEY C.E. Astron. J., 122, 3466-3471 (2001) The 2001 US Naval Observatory double star CD-ROM. I. The Washington double star catalog. =E=Catalogue in electronic form as I/107 =E=Catalogue in electronic form as I/237 =E=Catalogue in electronic form as B/wds Originof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s)

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