HD, HDE and DM, and other catalogues

The basic identifiers remain the HD and HDE numbers. DM identifications following the HD convention are used for fainter stars. If one of these two identifiers is not available, an attempt has first been made to relate the stars, as far as possible, to the main catalogues collecting the same kind of stars.

For the display of the stars found in querying the database we have tried to follow the acronyms proposed by Fernandez, Lortet, & Spite (1983 A&AS 52 no 4) for many commonly used designations. However we had to find a solution for many faint field stars or small lists and sequences for which acronyms have not been formed. We have simply kept the code numbers which can be easily decoded with the information provided.

Last update: 7 Novembre 1995