Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gould update at Vizier

Thanks to François Ochsenbein from CDS/Simbad and his helpful team, the Gould Catalogue at Vizier ( has been updated. The Gould Name has been added to the search results and the data record, as well as the original 1875.0 coordinates from the catalogue.
Uranometria Argentina entry for 82 G Erindani

This rectifies any potential ambiguity that existed previously with Flamsteed numbers with stars such as 33 G. Librae (which does not equal 33 Librae). How Gould's Uranometria Argentina came to be transcribed in the first place is a remarkable story in itself, which I will relate shortly in another entry.

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