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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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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Examples

  • 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).

    Autobiography

  • He had been above nine years at work on his star-catalogue, and was still profoundly unconscious that a place amongst the Lilienthal band [201] 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 Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • a large scale in the star-catalogue of the Astronomical Society

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

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