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Aitken Double Star Catalogue

Aitken Double Star Catalogue

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Aitken Double Star Catalogue1
Aitken Double Star Catalogue
The
Aitken Double Star Catalogue
, or
ADS
, is a star catalogue of double stars. It was compiled by Robert GrantAitken and published in 1932 in two volumes, under the name
 New general catalogue of double stars within 120° of the North Pole
.
[1][2]
It contains measurements of 17,180 double stars north of declination -30°. Entries in thiscatalogue are generally referred to by an index number prefixed with the letters
 ADS 
.The catalog was a successor to the Burnham Double Star Catalogue and was based on observations compiled bySherburne Wesley Burnham from 1906 to 1912, and by Eric Doolittle from 1912 to 1919. Aitken began work on thecatalog shortly after Doolittle's death in 1920. The catalog contains observations made up to 1927.
[3][4]
References
[1]Robert Grant Aitken, Eric Doolittle (1932).
 New General Catalogue of Double Stars within 120° of the North Pole
. Carnegie Institution of Washington.[2]Robert Grant Aitken (1934).
 List of corrections to the New General Catalogue of Double Stars within 120° of the North Pole. Carnegie Institution of Washington.
[3]Hamilton M. Jeffers (1952). "Robert Grant Aitken, 1864-1951".
 Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
 
64
(376): 5
 – 
10.Bibcode 1952PASP...64....5J. doi:10.1086/126408.[4]"Notes and News".
The American Mathematical Monthly
 
27
(11): 436
 – 
442. 1920. JSTOR 2972863.
Further reading
George Van Biesbroeck (1932). "REVIEW: New General Catalogue of Double Stars within 120° of the NorthPole by R. G. Aitken".
The Astrophysical Journal
 
72
: 320. Bibcode 1932ApJ....76..320V. doi:10.1086/143428.

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