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Milky Way position on the sky

Following @Petoetje59's idea of using the data in the "mw.json" file I was able to add a fine Milky Way contour rendition to my proper motions planisphere project. I just took all the ...
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Detailed online catalog of astronomical objects?

The SIMBAD Database is what you may be looking for, if you want a detailed online catalog of astronomical objects. Basically, you have to type in a name/coordinate or a bibcode. For example, this is ...
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How can I know the names of the stars in the Hipparcos Catalogue?

The HIPPARCOS catalog has two files named ident4.doc and ident6.doc which contain common names and Flamsteed designations. The files are available via CDS: https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/ftp/I/239/...
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How can I know the names of the stars in the Hipparcos Catalogue?

Technically speaking, a star name is a proper noun like Vega, Sirius, Antares, Arcturus, Rigel, Betelguese, etc. Vega, for example, has many other designations, most of them catalog numbers, but ...
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