After having loaded this list and the UGC-companion list 97.8% of the galaxies (about 190000 galaxies) in LEDA had accurate coordinates. In practice, 365 galaxies presented an inconsistency of names between LEDA and NED. These cases were analyzed with special care. They are noted with an asterisk in Table 2. This shows the urgent need of homogeneization of galaxy designation. Indeed, some galaxies identified in old catalogues with very poor coordinates and very poor description cannot be retrieved in a secure manner in the new catalogues. Then, giving such a name to this or that object is just a matter of convention. We should either abandon the old, inaccurate designation (this is what seems suitable to us) or decide that a given old name designates a given object (the same convention must be adopted by all databases). This requires regular exchanges and dialogues between the different existing general databases.
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