Catalogue number reassignments

From: George Olshevsky (
Date: Wed Nov 09 2005 - 18:58:14 EST

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    Hi, all--
    When a catalogue number is reassigned from one international
    designator to a different one, e.g., when #23481 1994-085E became
    1971-120G, I presume the international designators subsequent to the
    reassigned one remain as they were, and they are not all moved one
    letter up. So in the aforementioned example, the 1994-085 series
    simply no longer has an E member, correct? Could the vacant E
    designation perhaps be applied to the next fragment to be found in the
    series (which I believe would become 1994-085AB unless it's made the
    new 1994-085E)?
    Curious as usual,
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