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Kapteyn Astronomical Institute         
ASTRONOMICAL INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Kapteyn Observatory; Kapteyn Institute
The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute is the department of astronomy of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
Astronomical catalog         
LIST OR TABULATION OF ASTRONOMICAL OBJECTS
Astronomical catalogue; Astronomical catalogues; Astronomical catalogs; Space catalog
An astronomical catalog or catalogue is a list or tabulation of astronomical objects, typically grouped together because they share a common type, morphology, origin, means of detection, or method of discovery. The oldest and largest are star catalogues.
Astronomical symbols         
  • A mid-18th-century manuscript with symbols for the zodiac and planets. Note the distinctive shapes of Virgo (6), Scorpius (8), Capricornus (10) and Aquarius (11).
  • 26 Proserpina
  • 29 Amphitrite
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  • Aquarius
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  • Aries
  • ascending node
  • Asteroid symbols as listed in ''Webster's Dictionary'' in 1864. All but the first 4 were already obsolete by this time. ("Pomona" is a mistake for "Proserpina".)
  • 5 Astraea (alternate symbol)
  • 5 Astraea (astrological symbol)
  • 5 Astraea
  • 5 Astraea (alternate symbol)
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  • 28 Bellona
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  • Cancer
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  • Capricornus
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  • 1 Ceres
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  • Chaos
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  • comet
  • comet
  • conjunction
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  • Crescent/quarter moon with face
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  • Decrescent/quarter Moon with face
  • Dark decrescent/quarter Moon with face
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  • descending node
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  • Earth
  • 13 Egeria
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  • Eris
  • 15 Eunomia
  • Medieval depiction of the [[zodiac]] and the [[classical planets]]. The planets are represented by seven faces.
  • 37 Fides
  • First-quarter moon with face
  • First-quarter moon
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  • 19 Fortuna
  • Full Moon
  • Full Moon with face
  • Gemini
  • Earth
  • Gonggong
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  • Gǃkúnǁʼhòmdímà
  • Haumea
  • 6 Hebe
  • 6 Hebe
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  • 10 Hygiea (astrological symbol)
  • 10 Hygiea
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  • 14 Irene
  • 7 Iris
  • 7 Iris
  • Ixion
  • Ixion
  • 3 Juno
  • 3 Juno
  • Jupiter
  • The symbol for Jupiter in late Classical (4th c.) and medieval Byzantine (11th c.) manuscripts<ref name=jones-1999/>
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  • Last-quarter moon with face
  • Last-quarter moon
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  • Leo
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  • 35 Leukothea
  • Libra
  • lunar eclipse
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  • Makemake
  • Mars
  • The symbol for Mars in late Classical (6th c.) and medieval Byzantine (11th c.) manuscripts<ref name=jones-1999/>
  • 18 Melpomene
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  • Mercury
  • The symbol for Mercury in late Classical (4th c.) and medieval Byzantine (11th c.) manuscripts<ref name=jones-1999/>
  • 9 Metis
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  • Crescent moon
  • Decrescent Moon
  • The symbol for the Moon in a medieval Byzantine manuscript (11th c.). The appearance in late Classical manuscripts was similar.<ref name=jones-1999/>
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  • proposed symbol for planet Leverrier
  • Neptune
  • New Moon
  • New Moon with face
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  • A late-15th-century manuscript with the zodiac symbols
  • occultation
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  • old sun symbol
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  • Ophiuchus
  • opposition
  • Orcus
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  • 2 Pallas
  • Earth
  • 11 Parthenope
  • 11 Parthenope
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  • Pisces
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  • planetary rings
  • Pluto
  • Pluto
  • 16 Psyche
  • 16 Psyche
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  • Quaoar
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  • 10 Hygiea
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  • Sagittarius
  • Salacia
  • Saturn
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  • Scorpius
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  • Sedna
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  • quadrature
  • Sol
  • The symbol for the Sun in late Classical (4th c.) and medieval Byzantine (11th c.) manuscripts<ref name=jones-1999/>
  • Sun with face
  • Taurus
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  • Uranus
  • Uranus
  • Uranus
  • Uranus
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  • Varda
  • Varuna
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  • Venus
  • The symbol for Venus in late Classical (4th c.) and medieval Byzantine (11th c.) manuscripts<ref name=jones-1999/>
  • Symbol for Vesta, as rendered in 1807
  • 4 Vesta
  • Vesta
  • Vesta
  • Vesta
  • 12 Victoria
  • 12 Victoria
  • Virgo
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ABSTRACT PICTORIAL SYMBOLS USED TO REPRESENT ASTRONOMICAL OBJECTS, THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTS AND OBSERVATIONAL EVENTS IN EUROPEAN ASTRONOMY
List of astronomical symbols; Astronomical symbol; ☄; ⯲; ⯓
Astronomical symbols are abstract pictorial symbols used to represent astronomical objects, theoretical constructs and observational events in European astronomy. The earliest forms of these symbols appear in Greek papyrus texts of late antiquity.