Template talk:Astronomical catalogs

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Interacting galaxies[edit]

What if we have for example a pair of interacting galaxies (like here Arp 276), and each of them has it's own UGC (1936, 1937)? Danim2 (talk) 13:51, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Linking to disambiguation pages[edit]

This template is creating some links to disambiguation pages rather than to the intended articles. The problem is that links is that for certain Caldwell catalog "C##" leads to a dab page, and the article for the astronomical feature is actual located at the NGC number. I'd try to fix it myself, but I have no idea how the code for the template works. So for those of you who know how this works, would anyone be able to make the necessary fixes? --JamesAM (talk) 16:39, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Same for IC (eg. IC 4). I can fix this by substituting the string IC with something like IC 4 (galaxy)|IC in those cases, but it seems very messy and potentially unmaintainable. Is there a better way? Should the fix be here in the template or in the dab pages names themselves? Lithopsian (talk) 14:28, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Talk about a necro post...
I think a better question is: why is IC 4 a DAB page? There's only 1 other entry, ICE 4... This could apply to some (maybe all) of the ICs, and we can try to hard-code something for the exceptions.   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  14:42, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
IC4 itself should probably be a redirect. I considered just changing it and going home, but there remains a general problem in the template. It assumes that every single number for its rather simple letter-codes is an article or redirect to that astronomical object. That's an ambitious assumption, so there needs to be some way to disambiguate some of these cases. Lithopsian (talk) 14:55, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
I've turned it into an #R, along with its talk, to New General Catalogue.
It would be good to know where all of the ICX pages stand, in terms of DABs, #Rs, and articles. Category:IC objects only has 136 pages, so it shouldn't be that bad.   ~ Tom.Reding (talkdgaf)  15:11, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
33 redirects. I don't think there are any other DABs atm. Lithopsian (talk) 16:27, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Needed: consistent style & behavior as other navboxes[edit]

I like this template. I added the Abell catalog to it, and when I went to put it on a page I realized it looks...pretty messy. Basically, it just needs to be the same width as, and act like the other nav boxes (ie {{Galaxy}}). Otherwise it's kind of an eye sore. Fixed width is not cutting it. If someone does that, I'll put it everywhere :)

Aside: I took a look at the {{Navbox}} code, just for fun, and...dayum. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tom.Reding (talkcontribs) 06:03, 15 March 2012 (UTC)