Special Registry Archive
Special registrations are one-of-a-kind celestial presents for those who are looking for a unique gift they cannot find anywhere else.
You can, in essence, "give" an astronomical object, such as a supernova or nebula, as a gift, offered in a beautiful presentation.
In addition to contributing to basic astronomical research, the registration creates a personal relationship between the namer and the celestial object, and by association, the rest of the universe itself.
As we talk about in great detail on our Galaxy Registry Archive page, the naming of celestial objects does not change either their generic name nor their SAO number, NGC number, or other catalogue number.
Registration does assign a new additional name and invites the world to know it by it's new name.
So although celestial naming may appear to be only a form of personal honoraria, it is, in fact, a way for the astronomers at Windowpane Observatory to get more "civilians" (non-astronomers) to look up in the sky in wonder and hopefully support astronomical research initiatives in general.
A Sampling of Recent Special Registries