Re: [nbos] Questions: How will....
Sam Orton
Wed Oct 10th, 2007

Jamming <> wrote:
cross-reference the names from the different star catalogues. I mean it
would be useful to have this ability, particularily in the import function.

As a P.S. to my earlier post, I'm fairly certain that I can name an object "HD 98230" and if I also list in the notes "HD 98231, Xi Ursae Majoris, Xi UMa, Ksi UMa, 53 UMa, Gliese 423, Alula Australis, HR 4374, HR 4375, BD+32 2132, LHS 2390, LHS 2391, LTT 13045, GCTP 2625.00, SAO 62484, LFT 790, ADS 8119, CCDM 11182+3132, HIP 55203", then I'm fairly certain AS will call that star in the search engine by *any* of its catalog numbers.

But the above illustrates the problem. All those are actually existing names/catalog numbers for that one object in an AS sector file. I'm fairly certain that those are NOT all the names/numbers for that system, although I think I got most of em. Yeah, I'd love for em to go through and do that to all 77,000+ objects in the Kepner 1000ly radius star data. But when they do, I expect em to charge a pretty penny for it too. They'll have earned it.


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