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Moons of Jupiter[edit]

Should the table be shaded different colors to show what moons belong to each group? See the Moons of Saturn article. Note how it is shaded according to the groups each moon is in. We should do something like that for the Moons of Jupiter article.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.0.29.118 (talkcontribs) 16:50, 8 July 2013‎ (UTC)

A user has already expressed his interest and might begin coloring.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.0.29.118 (talkcontribs) 18:18, 8 July 2013‎ (UTC)

Hercules–Corona Borealis Great Wall[edit]

A magazine page of the College of Charleston released last November 03, 2014 has made me very confused. To its name alone, Hakkila stated its abbreviation as "HCB Great Wall". But my proposed abbreviation is "Her–CrB GW". Plus, Hakkila stated that it "occupied several constellations", which absolutely means it covers more than the Hercules and Corona Borealis region. On the map I've produced it covers the Hercules and Corona Borealis region, plus Cygnus, Lyra, Aquila, Vulpecula, Sagitta, Ophiuchus, Libra, Serpens Caput, Serpens Cauda, Böotes and parts of Virgo, Draco, Coma Berenices, Canes Venatici and Ursa Major. If I put all of them that would make "Hercules–Corona Borealis–Cygnus–Lyra–Aquila–Vulpecula–Sagitta–Ophiuchus–Libra–Serpens–Böotes–Virgo–Draco–Coma Berenices–Canes Venatici–Ursa Major Great Wall" which is a big stupid hell of a name. I may say if I named it as "NQ2–NQ3 Great Wall" ("NQ" for North Galactic Quadrant) which makes more sense. Honestly, even the name "Hercules–Corona Borealis Great Wall" is a bit shitty for me.

I need comments... Go! SkyFlubbler (talk) 22:47, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

WP:ORIGINALRESEARCH -- why are you proposing an abbreviation? Why are you proposing new names? What WP:RS reliable sources do you have that use NQx or any other name?
WP:V -- aside from people copying your suggestion, is this used anywhere? Aside from HuffPost (not an very reliable source), and people's blogs copying HuffPost, I don't find reliable sources using this abbreviation.
Hakkila is one of the discoverers of this complex, he can call it anything he wants. Since it's his discovery, it's probably the better name to use. I can't find the article's title in the discovery paper. The article HuffPost references as its source doesn't uses Her-CrB either.
-- 67.70.35.44 (talk) 06:45, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

Absolute magnitude[edit]

To save readers time calculating the absolute magnitude of a star, can we include an absolute magnitude field in the the star infobox template? 129.94.237.181 (talk) 04:52, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

This parameter already exists in the {{Starbox astrometry}} template as absmag_v (for visual magnitude) and absmag_bol (for bolometric magnitude). StringTheory11 (t • c) 05:33, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Long Period Variable[edit]

This level-4 vital article has been proposed to be renamed, see Talk:Long-period variable for the discussion -- 67.70.35.44 (talk) 06:04, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

NGC catalogue wikiproject[edit]

FYI, I found this proposal for creation of a wikiproject just for the New General Catalogue. See the discussion at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/NGC catalog -- 67.70.35.44 (talk) 07:00, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Speaking of that...actually finishing the lists of NGC objects (e.g. List of NGC objects (4001–5000)) should be a very high priority, as they are very important (much more so than the minor planet lists). Perhaps a bot? StringTheory11 (t • c) 20:24, 24 December 2014 (UTC)