I have found quite a few references to stars listed starting with "FD" however I have not been able to get a cross reference of other lead on them.
Even when listed with other stars which show up in SIMBAD these stars do not appear in the listing.
I was wondering if anyone may have solved this mystery?
The place to go is the Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects hosted by SIMBAD.
And more specifically to:
where we can find that the star designations come from a paper by Fehrenbach and Duflot and they are stars in the LMC. Was that the case with the stars you found?
Speaking of which, I am wondering if anyone else has noticed that the APASS link in Vizier requires the object to be input using a designation other than the AUID. Here is what happens when you look up "AIUD" using the aforementioned Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects: http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/Dic-Simbad?text=AUID&cat=Identifier+…
I think it would be useful if we could cross reference photometry tables to catalogs without having to do searches based on coordinates.