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Herschel Double Star Catalog

(H)
(series of early double star catalogs)

I use Herschel Double Star Catalog to indicate a series of published lists of double stars that William Herschel produced in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Designators based on these lists use an H followed by a Roman numeral that indicates the degree of separation-angle. Herschel was particularly interested in double stars as an aid in uncovering proper motion and parallax. James South and William's son John Herschel later reviewed and edited the list.


(catalog,stars,double stars)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Herschel#Double_stars
http://www.handprint.com/ASTRO/herschel.html
PrefixExample  
HH V 79 
hh 3750John Herschel, old designator
HJHJ 342John Herschel
HNHN 40or "H N 40", W. Herschel 1821 catalog
SHJSHJ 44John Herschel/James South

Referenced by pages:
double star designation

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