Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Work on the EBSC (Extended Bright Star Catalogue) continues with speed: 18 constellations have been edited, and I'll be able to put some up on the blog soon.

But here's a random musing: don't you think that the name Peacock is the worst star name ever? You can read here how it came to be named, but one wishes that they came up with something better. Pavo the Peacock . . . let's just call the star Peacock and be done with it. Surely an Arabic scholar could derive an Arabic equivalent for us? Please?

Let's be thankful they didn't get their hands on Circinus. Alpha would have been named Draftsman's Compass.

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