Bright Star Catalogue

Bright Star Catalogue

The Bright Star Catalogue, also known as the Yale Catalogue of Bright Stars or Yale Bright Star Catalogue, is a star catalogue that lists of all stars of stellar magnitude 6.5 or brighter, which is roughly every star visible to the naked eye. It is currently available online in its 5th edition from several sources. Although the abbreviation for the catalog is BS or YBS, citations of stars indexed in the catalog use HR before the catalog number, after the catalog's 1908 predecessor, the Harvard Revised Photometry Catalogue produced by the Harvard College Observatory. The catalog contains 9096 stars.

External links

* [http://www.astro.yale.edu/dept/resources/publications.html Yale's Website for the Catalog]
* [http://cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr/viz-bin/Cat?V/50 Online version of the catalog from VizieR]
* [http://earth.google.com/sky/skyedu.html Google Earth's Sky for viewing the Catalog, 100 million other stars, and 200 million galaxies]


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