List of astronomy acronyms

Astronomical acronymsacronymEGGsX-Ray Flashes
This is a compilation of initialisms and acronyms commonly used in astronomy.wikipedia
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Kepler space telescope

KeplerKepler MissionKepler Space Observatory
Celestrial objects, including exoplanets, stars and others, detected by the K2 mission would be associated with the EPIC acronym, standing for Ecliptic Plane Input Catalog.

Amateur astronomy

amateur astronomeramateur astronomersstargazing
A few are frequently used by the general public or by amateur astronomers.

Astronomical object

celestial bodiescelestial bodycelestial object


Instrumentation EngineeringApplied Electronics & Instrumentation EngineeringElectronics and Instrumentation Engineering

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

SDSSBaryon Oscillation Spectroscopic SurveyApache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment

Astronomy & Astrophysics

Astronomy and AstrophysicsAstronomy and Astrophysics AbstractsJournal des Observateurs

American Association of Variable Star Observers

AAVSOHarvard AAVSOJournal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers


A Broadband Imaging X-ray All-sky Survey