astronomical catalogue

astronomical catalogue

[′as·trə′näm·ə·kəl ′kad·əl‚äg]
(astronomy)
A list or enumeration of astronomical data, generally ordered by increasing right ascension of the objects listed.
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The French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille first documented the stellar grouping around 1752, and some 26 years later another French astronomer, Charles Messier, included the cluster as the 55th entry in his famous astronomical catalogue.
The object is also cross-listed as NGC 6809 in the New General Catalogue, an often-cited and more extensive astronomical catalogue created in the late nineteenth century.
The study comes under the Galaxy Zoo project, a citizen science initiative in which more than 200,000 volunteers assisted in classifying a million galaxies through images provided by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey astronomical catalogue.