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Re: [thefixedstars] Minor star names

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  • PeterKecskés
    Dear Mark ! That would be great, because there are some misunderstanding about certain names, even their origins, Thanks, Peter ...
    Message 1 of 4 , Sep 22, 2007
      Dear Mark !
      That would be great, because there are some
      misunderstanding about certain names, even their
      origins, Thanks, Peter

      --- Mark Andrew Holmes <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:

      >
      > --- Peter Kecskés <terminusen@...> wrote:
      >
      > Mark and Diana, I wanted to ask you
      > > where did you get some of the minor star's
      > > interesting
      > > traditional names (I could not find them)? All the
      > > Beast, Peter Kecskés
      >
      >
      >
      > I've taken some from Allen's book. Many of them come
      > from Wikipedia articles (see the pages on lists of
      > stars in each constellation). And some I've coined
      > myself, referring to star maps and lore relating to
      > Chinese and Arabic mansions, obsolete and superseded
      > constellations, etc. It's kind of a work in
      > progress:
      > I think Diana R. and I both would like to see the
      > whole list of proper names of fixed stars
      > standardized, clear and accurate.
      >
      > I'm trying to get it all in an Excel file which,
      > when
      > finished, I'll upload to the Files section and to my
      > own website. There may very well be more than one
      > file; there is a *lot* of data involved. It will
      > indicate which star names I created myself.
      >
      >
      > Mark A. Holmes
      >
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