Conversion of HIP numbers to SAO numbers - help!

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Conversion of HIP numbers to SAO numbers - help!

Postby elpollo » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:03 pm

I use Stellarium on my PC to orientate the night sky, and for star hopping - in this software package all the stars are given HIP numbers. However, my Celestron uses Nexstar which wants an SAO number entered to find a star. So at the moment, other than for the more common/brightest stars (which are listed under Nexstar), I cannot instruct guide my telescope to go to other stars that I find on Stellarium since I don't know how to convert a HIP star number to an SAO star number.

Does anybody know how do do this?


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