Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 23-Oct-2020)
Result of query: info cati V* GZ$
Details on Acronym: GCVS GCVS (General Catalog of Variable *)
====>Equivalent to: V* Details on Acronym: V* V* (Variable *)= GCVS = Var
Write:<<V* AA CCC>>
<<V* VNNNN CCC>>
Object:V* (SIMBAD class: V* = Variable Star)
Note:Variable Star Nomenclature: defined in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars (GCVS), Kukarkin+ from 1971 to 1990, published by Moscow, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 4 editions and supplements. The catalog II/214 supersedes the precedent ones. See catalog B/gcvs/ Samus+ (2007), EV* for extragalactic variables stars.
, KHOLOPOV P.N., PSKOVSKY Y.P., EFREMOV Y.N., KUKARKINA N.P., KUROCHKIN N.E., MEDVEDEVA G.I.
General Catalogue of Variable Stars, 3rd ed., 0-None (1971)
The third edition containing information on 20437 variable stars discovered and designated till 1968.
o<V* VNNNN CCC> N=20437
=E=Catalogue in electronic form as II/214 Details on Acronym: V* V* (Variable *)
Write:<<V* AA CCC Aa>>
<<V* VNNNN CCC Aa>>
Object:V* + Pl (SIMBAD class: Unknown = Object of unknown nature)
Note:Suffix Aa added to the original formats, to follow in SIMBAD the usage found in the literature for components or planets in multiple star systems from the GCVS catalogue.
Originof the Acronym: L = Found in the literature Details on Acronym: Var Var (Variable *)
====>Equivalent to: V*