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phone number

(colloquial expression for coordinates)

Astronomers sometimes use the term phone number colloquially for the designating coordinates of an astronomical object. Typically a J designator or a survey-based designator that includes it is meant.


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Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luhman_16
http://www.pas.rochester.edu/~emamajek/flyby.html

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