Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
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Details on Acronym:   KPD
   KPD (Kitt Peak obs., Downes) Write:<<KPD HHMM+DDMM>> N: 94+18 Object:WD + Subdw.  (SIMBAD class: UV = UV-emission source) Stat:is completely incorporated in Simbad Note:KPNO 0.6m Warner and Swasey Burrell Schmidt telescope photography, and Mount Lemmon UCSD/Minnesot 1.5m spectroscopy, and KPNO 1.3m telescope photometry of N=94 stars as part of the Kitt Peak-Downes (KPD) survey for ultraviolet-excess objects. See 1986ApJS...61..569D.
In the course of the KPD survey, N=18 unrelated but interesting stars have been uncovered and were also attributed a KPD designation in additional references. Ref:=1986ApJS...61..569D byDOWNES R.A. Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 61, 569-584 (1986) The KPD survey for galactic plane ultraviolet-excess objects: space densities of white dwarfs and subdwarfs. oTables 3+6+8: <KPD HHMM+DDMM> N=34+20+40. Ref:=1983PASP...95..358D byDOWNES R.A. , MARGON B. Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., 95, 358-360 (1983) A color-selected magnetic white dwarf. o<KPD HHMM+DDMM> N=1. Ref:=1984PASP...96..807D byDOWNES R.A. Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac., 96, 807-810 (1984) Two bright peculiar galactic emission-line stars. o<KPD HHMM+DDMM> N=2 added. Ref:=1986ApJ...307..170D byDOWNES R.A. Astrophys. J., 307, 170-177 (1986) The space density of classical novae. oTable 1: <KPD HHMM+DDMM> N=9 added. Ref:=1987ApJ...316..763D byDOWNES R.A. Astrophys. J., 316, 763-770 (1987) The stars with H-α missing. oFig .1, Tables 1-2: <KPD HHMM+DDMM> N=6 added. =E=Catalogue in electronic form as J/ApJS/61/569 Originof the Acronym: A = Assigned by the author(s)