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Naming of variable stars

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BBI
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Naming of variable stars

I sometimes find this kind of naming for variable stars in old publications:

2.1909 Andromedae

40.1906 Geminorum

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An example: http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-iarticle_query?bibcode=1908AN....179...83E&db_key=AST&page_ind=0&data_type=GIF&type=SCREEN_VIEW&classic=YES

 

Is there an easy way to identify the modern name of these stars?

 

thx!

BBI

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Bruno,

You can find most of these stars in VSX, by prefixing the ID by AN (for Astronomische Nachrichten). So look for AN 2.1909 and AN 40.1906 in VSX.  The first one is TU And, the second one SW Gem.

Patrick

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Thanks, that's an easy way

Thanks, that's an easy way indeed!

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