Today, the commonly recognized authority on the naming of astronomical bodies is the International Astronomical Union (IAU). It was created in 1919, and quickly rose to a position of prominence within the astronomical community.

Before the creation of the IAU, what body (if any) was considered the leading international organization for astronomical naming?



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