Gould Addon for Celestia

Version 0.2 (15 Sep 2011)

This add-on provides Gould designations for southern stars as assigned by Benjamin Gould in his Uranometria Argentina of 1879. Those Gould designations already in Celestia masquerading as Flamsteed numbers (e.g. 82 Eridani, 41 Arae) are corrected.

In addition, Morton Wagman's "Lost Stars" has been consulted for additions and corrections to designations created by Bayer, Flamsteed, Lacaille, and Baily. A few additional historical designations close to the South Pole have been included. Primarily, those designations that are historically valid but dropped by Gould because the star didn't meet his magnitude cut-off limit, are reinstated. Version 0.2 is updated for the following 22 constellations: Octans, Mensa, Hydrus, Chamaeleon, Apus, Pavo, Indus, Tucana, Volans, Carina, Musca, Circinus, Triangulum Australe, Dorado, Ara, Horologium, Reticulum, Pictor, Centaurus, Crux, Norma, Phoenix.

Other minor corrections (e.g. spelling of star names) have also been made. Chinese names have been removed.
To download: go to The Celestia Motherlode.

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