Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Result of query: info cati W61b]$

Details on Acronym:   W
   W (Westerlund) ***** Avoid the usage of W, prefer [W61b] Originof the Acronym: L = Found in the literature
Details on Acronym:   [W61b]
   [W61b] (Westerlund, 1961)= (W) Write:<<[W61b] NGC NNNNa NNN>>
<<[W61b] Field NN>> N: 83+28+54+157+91 Object:*  (SIMBAD class: Star) Note:Table 2: format 'NGC 456 NN', (Nos 1-83). Table 3: format 'NGC 460a NN', (Nos 1-28). Table 4: format 'NGC 460b NN', (Nos 1-54). Table 5: format 'NGC 465 NNN', (Nos 1-157). Table 6: format 'Field NN', (Nos 1-91). Identif. charts in source:Magellanic Clouds:SMC = SMC in source:NGC 456 in source:NGC 460 in source:NGC 465 Ref:=1961UppAn...5b...1W byWESTERLUND B. Uppsala Astron. Obs. Ann., 5, part no 2, 1-None (1961) The distribution of stars in an outlying part of the Small Magellanic Cloud. oTable 2: <[W61b] NGC 456 NN> (Nos 1-83), Table 3: <[W61b] NGC 460a NN> (Nos 1-28), Table 4: <[W61b] NGC 460b NN> (Nos 1-54), Table 5: <[W61b] NGC 465 NNN> (Nos 1-157), Table 6: <[W61b] Field NN> (Nos 1-91) Originof the Acronym: S = Created by Simbad, the CDS Database