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

Details on Acronym:   EPIC
   EPIC (Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog) Write:<<EPIC NNNNNNNNN>> N: about 28 millions Object:*  (SIMBAD class: Star) Note:The Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog (EPIC) for Kepler's K2 mission (K2: Extending Kepler?s Power to the Ecliptic, see http://keplerscience.arc.nasa.gov/K2/). This catalog plays the same role for K2 that the Kepler Input Catalog (KIC) played for Kepler target selection.
IDs begin at 201 million and go up to more than 220 million.
The EPIC catalog is hosted at MAST (http://archive.stsci.edu/k2/epic/search.php). Originof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s)
Details on Acronym:   EPIC
   EPIC (Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog) Write:<<EPIC NNNNNNNNN.NN>>
<<EPIC NNNNNNNNN a>> Object:Poss. Pl  (SIMBAD class: Planet? = Extra-solar Planet Candidate) Note:EPIC numbering for potential planets oribiting EPIC stars, observed during the extended Kepler mission K2.
Both notations are used in the NASA Exoplanet Archive (https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu/).

Following the Kepler prime mission convention, K2 candidates are identified by appending a two-digit identifier sequence number after the host star's EPIC identifier, separated by a period: e.g., EPIC 205071984.02 (=K2-32 d). Originof the Acronym: L (2015ApJ...809...25M)
Details on Acronym:   EPIC
   EPIC (European Photon Imaging Camera) ***** Avoid the usage of EPIC, prefer [SD2005] Originof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s)


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