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    Re: Algorithm for star ephemerides?
    From: Yves Arrouye
    Date: 2001 Apr 16, 10:34 PM

    > Another dumb question: how do I get from the name of a star to its # in a
    catalog like the one Ed Falk mentions?
    And here's an answer to myself, for the record: VizieR does. See
    http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/vizier/. If you go to http://vizier.u-strasbg.fr/
    and then for example enter Regulus in the Target name box, then click Find
    Data, you'll get numbers that match Meeus' AA 1st ed. p. 124 (from the
    I/146/ppm1 catalog):
     Full     _r      _RAJ2000     _DEJ2000     PPM   DM          Mag  Sp
    RAJ2000       DEJ2000      pmRA      pmDE  e_RAs e_pmRA e_pmDE
            arcmin    "h:m:s"      "d:m:s"                        mag
    "h:m:s"       "d:m:s"      s/yr  arcsec/yr 10mas mas/yr mas/yr
        1   0.0014  10 08 22.32  +11 58 01.9  127140  +12 2149    1.3  B8  10 08
    22.315  +11 58 01.89  -0.0169     0.006     1    0.3    0.3
    (and that also seems to answer my FK5 question).
    Now, I have another small question: where is the name of the star in all
    this data? Even clicking to get detail doesn't give the name (neither
    Regulus nor Alpha Leonis or even just Leonis are in the page). How can I
    then check that I really got what I wanted?

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