chapter  29
The Star Catalogue
WithPatrick Moore
Pages 133

This catalogue has been compiled from various sources; positions of the brightest stars (down to magnitude 4.75) are given for epoch 2000.0. The published values for absolute magnitudes and distances differ somewhat, and are subject to uncertainty; therefore the values given here have been in general ‘rounded off’ except for those stars for which the data are known with true precision. I have followed the data given in the authoritative Cambridge Sky Catalogues (1987).