Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 31-Jul-2020)
Result of query: info cati Qatar$
Details on Acronym: Qatar Qatar (Qatar)
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 <email=> School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, Scotland KY16 9SS
Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5