Star Name Conventions

Name Formats

Incorrectly formatted star names will cause a new star to be created in the database with its own light curve. So your observations will not be found by researches.

To avoid this problem, please ensure that all star names are accurate and adhere to agreed name conventions. Take particular care to ensure that spaces are only present when they are part of the name convention. Constellations should only be included where it is part of the name convention, and should be the standard 3 letter abbreviation.

Below are examples of some of the more common name formats:

Useful Websites

Below is a list of some useful websites for finding the agreed name for a star.