Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Details on Acronym:   Qatar
   Qatar (Qatar) Write:<<Qatar NNNa>> N: 100 Object:* + Poss. Pl  (SIMBAD class: Unknown = Object of unknown nature) Note:The Qatar Exoplanet Survey is a wide-field photometric variability survey with the primary goal of detecting exoplanetary transit candidates. We propose to follow conventions already established by other wide-field searches for transiting exoplanets, by assigning short names of the form "Qatar <running-number>" to stars that are detected as transiting-planet hosts, after radial-velocity followup and other confirmatory tests. Auth.:Andrew Collier Cameron
School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9SS Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5

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