The future of Astronomy. Why do stars have the names that they do? How come there's so much confusion? I'll be talking about why, and putting forward my ideas for, finally, bringing stellar nomenclature into the 20th century. And there's catalogues to download too!
The first file (of 9) contains 10 constellations surrounding the South Celestial Pole, from Octans to Carina. Note that designations in angled brackets (e.g. ) are obsolete, having being assigned by Lacaille and others before R-Z were reserved for Variable stars. These are not to be used, but are temporary markers only so that it is clear what stars did have designations once. My IAU Recommendations include the addition of new designations, and once these are finalised, these obsolete designations will be removed.