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Harvard Designation

The Harvard Designation of Variable Stars

Margaret W. Mayall
This appeared in Vol. 5, No. 1 of the Journal of the AAVSO

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What Is The Name of That Star?

"What is the name of that star?" This is a question that many a young observer has asked their mentors. As astronomers we know that stars have many names - proper names, Bayer and Flamsteed Designations, and the Henry Draper Catalogue, for example.

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