Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 22-Oct-2021)
Result of query: info cati ATO$
Details on Acronym: ATO ATO (ATLAS object)= (ATLAS)
N: about 500000000
Object:Unknown (SIMBAD class: Unknown = Object of unknown nature)
Note:The Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS, http://fallingstar.com) surveys the entire visible sky four times every two days and collects high quality photometry on all objects brighter than m∼19. We are about to publish light curves of ∼5 million variable stars, submitting data to STScI and Vizier for dissemination. The variability of most of these stars was not previously recognized.
, TONRY J.L., DENNEAU L., FLEWELLING H., STALDER B., REST A., SMITH K.W., SMARTT S.J., WEILAND H.
Astron. J., 156, 241-241 (2018)
A first catalog of variable stars measured by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS).
oTable 4: <ATO JDDD.dddd+DD.ddddA> N=4726882. Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii
=E=Catalogue in electronic form as <J/AJ/156/241/>
Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5