[Cz-astronomy] naming conventions for astronomical objects
sarah at astro.columbia.edu
Thu Oct 25 18:49:23 CDT 2007
I think that's the right choice. It gives people the ability to find via
the other catalogs, but I'm pretty sure NGC is the most complete and
probably the right starting place.
Thorsten Alteholz wrote:
> I just started articles about constellations. One section of each
> article shall contain information about or links to special objects
> in that constellation. So after some time this should result in a more or
> less complete list of Messier/NGC objects.
> What I am not sure about is the name of these NGC-pages. I want to propose
> that the main page of any such object is named after the NGC number like
> [[NGC 6523]] and that there are #REDIRECTIONs from other pages like
> [[Messier 8]], [[M 8]] or [[Lagoon Nebula]].
> What do you think about this naming convention?
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