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Lacaille Star Catalog

(Lac)
(1700s catalog of about 10,000 southern hemisphere stars)

I use the term Lacaille Star Catalog to indicate the star lists produced in the mid 1700s by Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille, particularly on a trip to the southern hemisphere. He produced a number of lists, one of nearly 10,000 stars, and some stars are still identified by numbers from his lists.


(stars,catalog)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas-Louis_de_Lacaille
PrefixExample  
LacLac 9352 
LacailleLacaille 9352 
LCLLCL 120 ABWashington Double Star Catalog code

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