Talk:Flamsteed designation

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Real inventor[edit]

Article says:

This [the Flamsteed numbering] method of designating stars first appeared in a preliminary version of John Flamsteed's Historia coelestis Britannica which was published by Edmond Halley and Isaac Newton in 1712 without Flamsteed's approval

This contradicts the article Stars. It might be true, but then it needs sources, since Tirion et al. claims Lalande invented the Flamsteed numbers. I'll try to find relevant sources on the web. ... said: Rursus (bork²) 10:13, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

I kept this version, but added refs, which might be a start on referencing this ref-poor article. ... said: Rursus (bork²) 19:18, 30 January 2009 (UTC)