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What does WDS stand for?

WDS stands for Washington Double Star (Catalog; US Naval Observatory)

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Nine bright southern double stars were measured and compared with observations made by Bob Argyle (from Cambridge University) using the 26" refractor in Johannesburg and the values listed in the Washington Double Star Catalog (WDS).
At present the US Naval Observatory is the leader in the field of double star research, and maintains the Washington Double Star Catalogue which currently lists more than 80 000 double stars.