View Full Version : Question regarding the Hipparcos catalog naming convention

Jake Turk
2014-Oct-04, 04:21 PM
Is there an established convention for enunciating the name of a Hipparcos star out loud?

For example, say you're giving a lecture and happen to mention a star listed in the catalog as HIP 123456. Would you say, "Hipparcos 123456" or just say the word "hip" and the number? Thanks.

2014-Oct-05, 09:24 PM
I've heard both.