Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 02-Apr-2020)
Result of query: info cati V* NP$
Details on Acronym: GCVS GCVS (General Catalog of Variable *)
====>Equivalent to: V* Details on Acronym: V* V* (Variable *)= GCVS = Var
Write:<<V* AA CCC A>>
<<V* VNNNN CCC A>>
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. In 2018: Suffix A added to the original formats, to follow in SIMBAD the usage found in the literature regarding multiple star systems.
, 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: Var Var (Variable *)
====>Equivalent to: V*