Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects (Last update: 24-Jan-2023)
Result of query: info cati SOPS III$
Details on Acronym: SOPS SOPS (Southern Objective Prism Survey)= (STO)
Write:<<SOPS R a-NNN>>
<<SOPS R NN>>
N: about 3400
Object:(Opt) (SIMBAD class: Star)
Note:The survey is divided into areas, numbered by roman numerals, I to V. For areas I to IV, the catalogues are subdivided into categories a to g. Within in category the stars are ordered by decreasing declination. So the format is 'R a-NNN' except for Table V format 'R NN' and for Tables Ib, IIb, IIIb, IVb with PN objects: StWr.
, WROBLEWSKI H.
Publ. Obs. Astron. Nacional, Cerro Calan, 2, 59-129 (1972)
A southern objective prism survey.
oSame article as 1972PDAUC...2c..59S
oTables I to IV (except 'b'): <SOPS R a-NNN> N=3131. Table V: <SOPS V NN> (Nos 1-70). Table Ib: <PN StWr 1-N> (Nos 1-1 to 1-6), Table IIb: <PN StWr 2-NN> (Nos 2-1 to 2-48), Table IIIb: <PN StWr 3-N> (Nos 3-1 to 3-8). Table IVb: <PN StWr 4-NN> (Nos 4-1 to 4-16).
Details on Acronym: Sto Sto (Stock+)
***** Avoid the usage of Sto, prefer SOPS