Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Result of query: info cati ALMA$

Details on Acronym:   ALMA
   ALMA (The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) Write:<<ALMA JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS>>
<<ALMA JHHMMSS.ssss+DDMMSS.sss>> Object:?  (SIMBAD class: Unknown = Object of Unknown Nature) Note:We propose here a designator for newly discovered sources by ALMA.

Due to the nature of ALMA with very large variability in resolution, depending on the configuration of the telescope, we suggest here – after having contacted Francois Ochsenbein (http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/Dic/iau-spec.html) – to allow ALMA source designations with different precisions. This allows to separate sources at high resolution without having to resort to additional letters as well as having to add random numbers to the names. The proposed naming scheme has been approved by ALMA's Head of Science Operations. Notes:There exist already a number of ALMA publications, that have studied ALMA background sources and some have used already their own.
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1508.05099 ALMACAL J130349.05.554034.2
http://arxiv.org/pdf/1508.00644 ALMA SXDS1 13015 1
Auth.:Felix Stoehr

ESO/ALMA Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5