from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An extended list of fixed stars, as complete as possible within specified limits of magnitude, place, etc., with their places and magnitudes.
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The calculation of R.A. of Fundamental Stars was made homogeneously with the others: separate results of all were included in ledgers: a star-catalogue was formed: all as to the present time (1871).
He had been above nine years at work on his star-catalogue, and was still profoundly unconscious that a place amongst the Lilienthal band  of astronomical detectives was being held in reserve for him, when, on the first evening of the nineteenth century, January 1, 1801, he noticed the position of an eighth-magnitude star in a part of the constellation Taurus to which an error of Wollaston's had directed his special attention.
a large scale in the star-catalogue of the Astronomical Society