Re: [thefixedstars] Minor star names
- 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 Chinese and Arabic mansions, obsolete and superseded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
> 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,
> 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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