Authors may use the AASTeX macros “\object” or “\objectname” to tag objects anywhere in the main body of their LaTeX papers. Tags in the title, abstract or subject headings are not allowed. To minimize possible clutter of object links in the text, only the first instance of an object name in the paper will be presented as a link in the electronic edition. For just a few object tags, authors may place them in the main text of a paper. When the number of objects becomes large, the best place to provide them is in a table.
In partnership with the Simbad service of the Centre de Donnees astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) and the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED), the AAS now permits authors to include individual object links in in their papers. These links will be paired: those from the electronic edition out to the data centers via object links in the articles, and those from the data centers back to the journals on a per-article basis showing all the objects referenced in a given paper.