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rare designator prefixes

(designator prefixes generally used for only a few objects)

These are prefixes used in designators of objects (e.g., stars or galaxies) that are used for no more than a few objects of current interest. Some are from a small survey or catalog, such as produced by/for a single study and others are from catalogs no longer in general use. Or such a designator might be for objects discovered in a particular stellar cluster. Papers occasionally coin such a prefix for the discoveries they announce, or such a prefix might be devised by someone to indicate an earlier study mentioning the object. In some cases, a prefix is based upon the author's name.

Such a designator is likely the result of an attempt to reference the discoverer or an author who found it of interest or otherwise cataloged it. Such an object may have been of little or specialized interest, but more recently has generated wider research interest, the obscure name being revived and effectively publicized. For example, extra-solar planet searches watching many stars spot exoplanets around stars previously of little individual interest, some of these exoplanets making them targets for additional research.


(objects,designation)
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-resources/names-of-deep-sky-objects/
PrefixExampleSurvey/Catalog  
A1689A1689-zD1rare designator prefixeslensed galaxy in Abell Catalog galaxy cluster 1689 fieldhttp://arxiv.org/abs/0802.2506
AnonAnon 0043-37rare designator prefixesfor "anonymous"
AzTECAzTEC-3rare designator prefixesinstrumenthttp://arxiv.org/abs/0801.2779
BenBen 1rare designator prefixesviewable galaxieshttp://www.messier.seds.org/xtra/similar/bennett.html
BRBR1202-0725 LAErare designator prefixesin UK Schmidt Survey B and R plateshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1996ApJ...468..121S
BRIBRI 1202-0725rare designator prefixesin UK Schmidt Survey B, R, and I plates
BrsOBrsO 14rare designator prefixesBrisbane Observatory double starhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Brisbane#Astronomer
BSOBSO 14rare designator prefixesBrisbane Observatory double starhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Brisbane#Astronomer
BSOBSO 1rare designator prefixes"blue stellar object" - early quasar detectionhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1965ApJ...142..412S
CamelopardalisCamelopardalis Brare designator prefixesconstellation name
CarinaCarina Dwarfrare designator prefixesconstellation name
CasCas 1rare designator prefixesconstellation abbreviation
ChristieChristie's Leo Clusterrare designator prefixesfor discoverer "William H. Christie" of Mount Wilson Observatoryhttp://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1086/124159/pdf
CiCi 20 483rare designator prefixesCincinnati Obs.http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1930PCinO..20....1P
COCO-0.40-0.22rare designator prefixesmolecular cloud
CPCP 1919rare designator prefixes"Cambridge pulsar"http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1976Ap%26SS..44..479T
CTACTA-102rare designator prefixesCalTech Radio Source list Ahttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1960PASP...72..237H
CTBCTB 22rare designator prefixesCalTech Radio source list Bhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1960PASP...72..331W
EGGEGG 30rare designator prefixesauthorhttp://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1990PASP..102..166E/0000167.000.html
EGGREGGR 131rare designator prefixesauthorshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1965ApJ...141...83E
EliasElias 2-27rare designator prefixesThree papers by Eliashttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1978ApJ...223..859E
FMFM1rare designator prefixesDiscoverer's/Author's initialshttps://aas.aanda.org/articles/aas/pdf/2000/14/ds1831.pdf
FuruhjelmFuruhjelm I 285rare designator prefixesaka FI-285, authorhttps://www.worldcat.org/title/recherches-sur-les-mouvements-propres-des-etoiles-dans-la-zone-photographique-de-helsingfors/oclc/2924170
GCIRSGCIRS 13Erare designator prefixes"Galactic Center IR Source"http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1973ApJ...184..415R
GRGR 8rare designator prefixesDiscoverer's/Author's initialshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1956AJ.....61...69R
HaroHaro 29rare designator prefixesAuthorhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1953ApJ...117...73H
HBHB 2124-4228rare designator prefixesauthorshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1988MNRAS.234..177H
HFLSHFLS3rare designator prefixesHerschel FLS field
HLXHLX-1rare designator prefixes"hyperluminous X-ray source"
HolmbergHolmberg IIrare designator prefixesDiscovererhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1950MeLuS.128....5H
HVHV 2112rare designator prefixes"Harvard Variable" star cataloghttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1946RA......1..385M
HZHZ 9rare designator prefixesdiscoverers' initialshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1947ApJ...105...85H
ISGISG 39rare designator prefixesAuthors' initials and G for galaxyhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1986A%26A...167...11I
KDGKDG 52rare designator prefixesAuthor's initial and GD for "dwarf galaxy"http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1968SoByu..39...61K
KKHKKH 060rare designator prefixesAuthors' initialshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001A%26A...366..428K
KKRKKR 25rare designator prefixesAuthors' initialshttps://aas.aanda.org/articles/aas/pdf/1999/05/ds1603.pdf
KrugerKruger 60rare designator prefixes(or Kr) discovererhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1891AN....127..289B
KUIKUI 75rare designator prefixesauthor: Kuiper, sometimes KPR
LL 143-23rare designator prefixes1940s Luyten surveyshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1939BHarO.911...24L
LalandeLalande 21185rare designator prefixesauthorhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histoire_Celeste_Francaise
LGSLGS 3rare designator prefixes"Local Group, Suspected"http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1979ApJ...232L..11T
LSRLSR J0822+1700rare designator prefixesAuthors' initialshttp://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0207507
LSSLSS 4067rare designator prefixes"Luminous Stars in the Southern Milky Way"http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1981IBVS.1958....1B
LuhmanLuhman 16rare designator prefixes(or LUH) discoverer
MaffeiMaffei 1rare designator prefixesAuthor namehttp://adsbit.harvard.edu//full/1968PASP...80..618M/0000619.000.html
MalinMalin 1rare designator prefixesDiscovererhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1987AJ.....94...23B
MayallMayall IIrare designator prefixesused in 1953 paperhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1953PASP...65...24M
MBMB 3rare designator prefixesAuthors' initialshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1997AJ....113..981M
MCCMCC 481rare designator prefixesobservatoryhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1943ApJ....97..381V
MGCMGC1rare designator prefixesfor "Martin Globular Cluster", Nicolas Martin, primary authorhttp://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0607472
MlbOMlbO 4rare designator prefixesMelbourne Obs. discovery
MLOMLO 4rare designator prefixesMelbourne Obs. discovery
MRMR 2251-178rare designator prefixesmaybe for MIT Ricker?
MWCMWC 349rare designator prefixes"Mount Wilson Catalog"http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1933ApJ....78...87M
OoOo 2311rare designator prefixesauthorhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1937AnLei..17A...1O
PrPr0201rare designator prefixesfor open cluster Praesepe
PSPS 130rare designator prefixesauthorshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1978AJ.....83.1090P
QQ0051-279rare designator prefixesfor "quasar", referencing single surveyhttp://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1993ApJS...87..451H
QQQQ2345+007rare designator prefixesdouble quasarhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1991AJ....101...66W
QQQQQQ J1432-0106rare designator prefixestriple quasarhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1302.0849
ReticulumReticulum II Dwarfrare designator prefixesconstellation name
RobRob 270rare designator prefixesauthorhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1984AJ.....89.1229R
SANDSAND364rare designator prefixespaper by "Sanders" re open cluster
SBSB-WF 3572-1508rare designator prefixesHubble Deep Field South SB field
SextansSextans Dwarf Sphrare designator prefixesconstellation name
SIPSSIPS1259-4336rare designator prefixescatalog from 2MASS datahttp://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0412127
SmSm 15rare designator prefixesauthorhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1974PhDT........10S
SmethellsSmethells 15rare designator prefixesauthorhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1974PhDT........10S
SOSO025300.5+165258rare designator prefixesmaybe "Skymorph object" or "stellar object"http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0302206
SRSR 12rare designator prefixespaper by Struve & Rudkjøbing of stars in Ophiuchus and Scorpius cloudshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1949ApJ...109...92S
SSSS 433rare designator prefixesauthor initialshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/doi/10.1086/190437
SteinStein 2031rare designator prefixesdouble star discovererhttp://www.jdso.org/volume2/number4/Daley3.pdf
StephSteph 762rare designator prefixesauthorhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986AJ.....91..144S
STISSTIS 123627+621755rare designator prefixesHubble Space Telescope STIS instrumenthttp://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0012037
StKMStKM 1-762rare designator prefixesauthorhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1986AJ.....91..144S
TerzanTerzan 5rare designator prefixesSeries of papers re 12 globular clusters
TSTS 335rare designator prefixesauthorshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1974A%26A....36..155T
UU 494rare designator prefixesabbreviatedhttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1972AJ.....77..486U
UMaUMa I dSphrare designator prefixesconstellation abbreviation: Ursa Major
UPGUPG 494rare designator prefixesauthorshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1972AJ.....77..486U
VBVB 8rare designator prefixesdiscoverer initialshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Biesbroeck%27s_star_catalog
VV2000cVV2000c J195928.3+404402rare designator prefixesAuthors' initialshttps://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/w3browse/all/veroncat.html
VVOVVO 230rare designator prefixesVan Vleck observatoryhttp://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1968AJ.....73..744G
VysVys 3rare designator prefixesauthor, same as MCChttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1943ApJ....97..381V
WillmanWillman 1rare designator prefixesname of a discovererhttp://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0410416
WoWo 9540 Crare designator prefixescatalog authorhttps://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/W3Browse/all/woolley.html
WTWT 469rare designator prefixesauthor initialshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1994A%26AS..105..179W
YBPYBP 1194rare designator prefixesAuthor initialshttp://arxiv.org/abs/0803.0004
YGKOWYGKOW G1rare designator prefixesAuthors' initialshttp://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1980ApJ...241..507Y
z8z8 GND 5296rare designator prefixesapparently for "z rounds to 8, GOODS North Deep"

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