951 abbreviations
Abbreviation Meaning
(catalog) 1st ROSAT X-ray HRI, a catalog of sources detected by ROSAT in pointed observations with its High Resolution Imager
(catalog) 1ROSAT X-ray Survey, a catalog of sources detected by ROSAT in an all-sky survey
(instrumentation) Two-degree Field, spectrograph on the Anglo-Australian Telescope
(observing program) Two-degree-Field Galaxy Redshift Survey
(catalog) Two-Micron All Sky Survey Prototype, an early version of the 2MASS catalog
(observing program/catalog) Two-Micron All Sky Survey, an all-sky survey in the near-infrared; also, the catalog of sources from the survey
(catalog) Two-Micron All Sky Survey, Incremental release, one of the versions of the 2MASS catalog
(catalog) Two-Micron All Sky Survey, Working database, one of the versions of the 2MASS catalog
(observing program) 2dF-SDSS LRG And QSO survey
(instrumentation) Six-degree Field, spectrograph on the UKST
(publication) Astronomy & Astrophysics, a European scientific journal
(organization) Amateur Astronomers Association of New York
(organization) Australian Astronomical Observatory (prior to 1 July 2010: Anglo-Australian Observatory)
(organization) American Astronomical Society
(telescope) Anglo-Australian Telescope
(organization) American Association of Variable Star Observers
ADC Backend For Bolometer Array
(observing program) A BRoadband Imaging X-ray All-sky Survey
(catalog) Catalogue Astrographique
(spacecraft) Advanced Composition Explorer
(instrumentation) Advanced CCD Imaging Spectrometer, an instrument on the Chandra X-Ray Observatory
(meeting) Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors
(instrumentation) Aerosol Collector and Pyrolyser, an instrument on the Huygens probe
(instrumentation) Advanced Camera for Surveys, an instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope
(celestial object) Alpha Canes Venatici, a class of rotating variable stars with strong magnetic fields named after Alpha Canum Venaticorum (Cor Caroli), the archetype for the class
(celestial object) Alpha CYGni, a class of rotating variable stars named after Alpha Cygni (Deneb), the archetype for the class
(astrophysics terminology) Advection Dominated Accretion Flow, a mechanism by which matter is slowly accreted onto a black hole
(organization) Astronomical Data Center
(organization) Astrophysics Data Centers Executive Council, an organization that provides oversight for the Astrophysics Data and Information Services
(organization) Astrophysics Data Facility
(organization) Astrophysics Data and Information Services
(catalog) Aitken Double Stars
(organization) Astrophysics Data Service, an organization that maintains an online database of scientific articles
(organization) Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, a research laboratory now part of the United States Air Force Research Laboratory
(organization) Association française des observateurs d'étoiles variables
(organization) Astronomische Gesellschaft
(observing program) Andromeda Galaxy and Amplified Pixels Experiment, a search for microlenses in front of the Andromeda Galaxy
(celestial object) Asymptotic Giant Branch, a type of red giant star
(catalog) Astronomische Gesellschaft Katalog
(celestial object) Active Galactic Nucleus
(organization) American Geophysical Union
(spacecraft) Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere, a spacecraft that will study the Noctilucent clouds
(software) Astronomical Image Processing System
(publication) Astronomical Journal
(organization) Automated Lunar and Meteor Observatory
(instrumentation) Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors
(telescope) Atacama Large Millimeter/Sub-millimeter Array
(organization) Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers
(telescope) Antarctic Muon And Neutrino Detector Array, a neutrino telescope
(software) Astrophysics Multi-spectral Archive Search Engine