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How to query a region on the sky when given only ecliptic coordinates?

I am new at using the Python packages astropy/astroquery and what I want to achieve is to use it to find stars that lay on the TESS continuous view zone (CVZ). I ...
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Does the Sun have a numerical designation in any star catalogues?

Given the existence of large star catalogues listing millions of astronomical objects with numerical designations (such as Tabby's Star, KIC 8462852) it occurred to me that one of them might contain ...
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Which database of celestial objects do stargazing apps use?

Stargazing apps such as Star Walk must have a database with a list of celestial objects, their names and details and each of their celestial coordinates. I am interested to know which database these ...
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For stars around 13th magnitude, are their entries in various catalogues usually linked, or does one do this manually?

@MikeG's speedy answer to "What star was the asteroid 2014 MU69 predicted to occult on 2018-08-04?" lists three names for one 13th magnitude star, from three catalogues; 2MASS, UCAC4, and Gaia DR2. ...
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How can I convert Bayer/Flamsteed designations to Hipparchos numbers?

In a text file I have a table of star data with Bayer/Flamsteed designations. I need to convert these into Hipparchos numbers. How can I automatically do this?
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Is there a complete edition of the Cambridge Catalogue of Radio Sources (esp. 3C) available digitally?

In radio astronomy, many common objects are refered to by their designation from the 3rd Cambridge Catalogue of Radio Sources, e.g. 3C 353. For hobbyist purposes, I would like to create a catalogue ...
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Why nobody cares to give the nearest stars better names?

The star occupying 6th place on Wikipedia's list of nearest stars and brown dwarfs can be called either Lalande 21185, BD+36 2147, Gliese 411 or HD 95735. That seems to me like a fine, quadruple ...
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What is the star whose western traditional name is the longest?

My definition of traditional name is that name that appears in the stellar catalogs made in classical antiquity by Greeks and Romans and which were later translated and compiled by the Arabs to be ...
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Where and how to look up the coordinates and magnitude of the star in this occultation prediction?

The motivation for this question comes from this question. A star is named in the occultation prediction shown below, from AsteroidOccultations.com's News & Announcements for 2014 MU69 on ...
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Duplicate entries in Tycho-2 main and supplement 1

When checking the internal consistency of the Tycho-2 catalogue, I came across 254 entries in the main catalogue file that are also present in supplement 1 (the Hipparcos/Tycho-1 stars not included in ...
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Stellar catalogues stars in specific sky regions – without downloading the catalogs

I’m interested, to give a scientific realism to a project I’m working on, in finding a picture of all stars belonging to a star catalogue such as Tycho 2 or Hipparcos for some very specific sky ...
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Milky Way position on the sky

I'm looking for some sort of boundary data to be able to render the milky way on a star map, as visible from Earth. Something that looks like this: For that, I need something like a collection of RA ...
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Gliese Catalog Designation prefixes

In the Gliese catalog there are a bunch of prefixes, such as GJ, GI, Wo, etc. My question is do the numbers overlap ever? I tried to look it up, but nothing I could find was conclusive to me.
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Looking for star database

I am looking for a particular set of information to essentially make a star map for a game. What I need: All stars within 11,462 light years of Earth. Their stellar classification. If they have any ...
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Can't find Cassiopias Schedar or Caph in Tycho-2 catalog supplement 1

I'm trying to locate three stars inside Cassiopeia, gam cas, Schedar, and Caph. I have found gamma Cas inside the Tycho-2 catalog supp1.dat file, however when I look for Schedar or Caph I have no luck....
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Open access table of visible stars with magnitude, coordinates, and possibly color?

I'm looking for a link to a table of visible stars that is open and available to everyone. It should have magnitude, RA, dec, and possibly some indication of color. This will be used to produce ...