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I'm developing a software that uses the Hipparcos catalogue. Specifically, I have downloaded this version:

I/311               Hipparcos, the New Reduction       (van Leeuwen, 2007)
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Hipparcos, the new Reduction of the Raw data
     van Leeuwen F.
    <Astron. Astrophys. 474, 653 (2007)>
    =2007A&A...474..653V
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But, I need to know the name of the star and the constellation where it is located.

Searching, I've found this answer. Where the author talks about the Hipparcos main catalogue file, the Henry Draper (HD) number of the star and the Bright Star Catalogue.

Where can I download the Hippacos Catalogue main file and Bright Star Catalogue?

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  • $\begingroup$ HIPPARCOS and Tycho (click the FTP link) cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/cat/I/239#/browse $\endgroup$ Mar 4, 2023 at 17:28
  • $\begingroup$ You found my original question :D Neither of the Hipparcos (1997/2007) files give the constellation, you have to work them out. $\endgroup$ Mar 5, 2023 at 12:48
  • $\begingroup$ @MiscellaneousUser OK. And how can I do the work out? How can I know which star in the Hipparcos Catalogue is on which constellation? Thanks. $\endgroup$
    – VansFannel
    Mar 5, 2023 at 18:58

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I have used this web to find those catalogues: CDS Catalogues. Usual Names

These are what I was looking for:

(HIP2) Hipparcos, the New Reduction (van Leeuwen, 2007) (I/311)

(HIP) The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues (ESA 1997) (I/239)

(HDE) Henry Draper Catalogue and Extension (Cannon+ 1918-1924; ADC 1989) (III/135A)

(HR) Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) (V/50)

Then, I've used (I/311), (I/239), (III/135A) and (V/50) to find them in this web:

The Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues : I/239
Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. : V/50

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