Mark Andrew Holmes' Fixed Stars


Italicized names were coined by me.


Andromeda (And), the Chained Princess

Stars

Kui (Zeta Andromedae)

Mirfak al Bintu (Eta Andromedae)

Tien Ke (Theta Andromedae)

Gladius Frederici (Iota Andromedae)

Pluma Frederici (Kappa Andromedae)

Corona Frederici (Lambda Andromedae)

Keun Nan Mun Primus (Phi Andromedae)

Keun Nan Mun Secundus (Chi Andromedae)

Termes Frederici (Psi Andromedae)

Sanctum Sepulchrum (Omega Andromedae)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Antlia (Ant), the Air Pump

Stars

Lucida Antliae (Alpha Antliae)

Evacuo (Eta Antliae)

Solinas (Theta Antliae)

Tenebricissima (2M 0929 Antliae)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Apus (Ant), the Bird of Paradise

Stars

Cendrawasi (Alpha Apodis)

Manuqdewata (Beta Apodis)

Martlet (Gamma Apodis)

Huma (Delta Apodis)

Rex Saxonia (Epsilon Apodis)

Indica (Eta Apodis)

Kisaba (Theta Apodis)

Iridia (Kappa Apodis)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Aquarius (Aqr), the Water Carrier

Stars

Kae Uh (Omicron Aquarii)

Mo (7 Aquarii)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Aquila (Aql), the Eagle

Stars

Al Thalimain Primus (Iota Aquilae)

Al Thalimain Secundus (Lambda Aquilae)

Tso Ke (Rho Aquilae)

Antinous (58 Aquilae)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Ara (Ara), the Altar

Stars

Arcam Foederis (Mu Arae)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Aries (Ari), the Ram

Stars

Koleon (Mu Arietis)

Vespa (30 Arietis)

Apis (33 Arietis)

Lilium (35 Arietis)

Musca Borealis (39 Arietis)

Velikovskaya (BD +20307 Arietis)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Auriga (Aur), the Charioteer

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Bootes (Boo), the Herdsman

Stars

Hallinan's Star (TVLM 513-46546 Bootis)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Caelum (Cae), The Sculptor's Tools

Stars

Lucida Caeli (Alpha Caeli)

Enceinte (Beta Caeli)

Pseudocyesis (Gamma-1 Caeli)

Kermis (Delta Caeli)

Caelibes (Zeta Caeli)

Caelatum (Nu Caeli)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Camelopardalis (Cam), The Giraffe

Stars

Lucida Camelopardalis (Beta Camelopardalis)

Deneb Zirafah (Gamma Camelopardalis)

Brithus (36 Camelopardalis)

Radioactive Turd (WISEPC J045853.90+643451.9 Camelopardalis)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Cancer (Cnc), The Crab

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Canes Venatici (CVe), The Hunting Dogs

Stars

Chara (15 Canum Venaticorum)

Kollarobos (21 Canum Venaticorum

Dhat al-Khullab (24 Canum Venaticorum)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Canis Major (CMa), the Great Dog

Stars

Cor Canis Majoris (Pi Canis Majoris)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Canis Minor (CMi), the Little Dog

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Capricornus (Cap), the Goat

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Carina (Car), the Keel of the Ship Argo

Stars

Radix Roburum (I Carinae)

Robur (PP Carinae)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Cassiopeia (Cas), Cassiopeia the Queen

Stars

Custos Messium (40 Cassiopeiae)

Tarandus (49 Cassiopeiae)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Centaurus (Cen) the Centaur

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Cepheus (Cep), Cepheus the King

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Cetus (Cet), the Whale

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Chamaeleon (Cha), the Chameleon

Stars

Lucida Chamaeleontis (Alpha Chamaeleontis)

Zamindar (Beta Chamaeleontis)

Autochthon (Gamma Chamaeleontis)

Cor Chamaeleontis (Delta Chamaeleontis)

Xiaodou Secundus (Epsilon Chameleontis)

Chernozem (Zeta Chamaeleontis)

Xiaodou Octavus (Theta Chamaeleontis)

Xiaodou Sextus (Iota Chamaeleontis)

Germander (Kappa Chamaeleontis)

Omerta (Lambda Chamaeleontis)

Bradypodion (Mu-1 Chameleontis)

Homunculus (Nu Chamaeleontis)

Zemstvo (Pi Chamaeleontis)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Mamajek 1 (Eta Chameleontis, et al)

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Circinus (Cir), the Drafting Compass

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Columba (Col), the Dove

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Coma Berenices (Com), the Hair of Berenice

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Corona Australis (CrA), the Southern Crown

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Corona Borealis (CrB), the Northern Crown

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Corvus (Crv), the Crow

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Crater (Cra), the Cup

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Crux (Cru), the Cross

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Cygnus (Cyg), the Swan

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Delphinus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Dorado

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Draco

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Equuleus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Eridanus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Fornax

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Gemini

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Grus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Hercules

Antistes (Rho-1 Herculis)

Sacerdotis Magni (Sigma Herculis)

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Horologium

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Hydra

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Hydrus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Indus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Lacerta

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Leo

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Leo Minor

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Lepus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Libra

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Lupus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Lynx

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Lyra

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Mensa

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Microscopium

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Monoceros

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Musca

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Norma

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Octans

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Ophiuchus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Orion

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Pavo

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Pegasus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Perseus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Phoenix

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Pictor

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Pisces

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Piscis Austrinus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Puppis

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Pyxis

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Reticulum

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Sagitta

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Sagittarius

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Scorpius

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Sculptor

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Scutum

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Serpens

Serpens Caput

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Serpens Cauda

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Sextans

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Taurus

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Telescopium

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Triangulum

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Triangulum Australe

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Tucana (Tuc), the Toucan

Ramphastos (Alpha Tucanae)

Aracari (Gamma Tucanae)

Polophylax (Zeta Tucanae

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Ursa Major

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Ursa Minor

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects


Vela (Vel), the Sails of the Ship Argo

Stars

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Virgo (Vir), the Virgin

Stars

Kang (Kappa Virginis)

Rijl al Awwa (Mu Virginis)

Maenalus (Tau Virginis)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Volans (Vol), the Flying Fish

Stars

Exokoitos (Alpha Volantis)

Lucida Volantis (Beta Volantis)

Passer (Gamma-2 Volantis)

Feiyu Quintus (Delta Volantis)

Volitant (Epsilon Volantis)

Fe Yu (Zeta Volantis)

Garuda (Theta Volantis)

Abel Justus (Iota Volantis)

Feiyu Quartus (Kappa Volantis)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects

Vulpecula (Vul), the Fox

Stars

Tigris (1 Vulpeculae)

Bassaros (13 Vulpeculae)

Stars with planets

Cataclysmic variables aka novae

Open clusters

Globular clusters

Asterisms

Nebulae

Galaxies

Peculiar objects: black holes, quasars, pulsars, BL Lacertae objects