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New eJAAVSO preprint: Comments on the UBV Photometric System’s Defining Standard Stars

ej 244: "Comments on the UBV Photometric System’s Defining Standard Stars" by Arlo U. Landolt

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to call the observing community’s attention to the re-affirmation that a majority, 80 percent, of the basic UBV standard stars either are suspected or known variable stars. The elucidation of these stars’ variability characteristics in exquisite detail is a task for which AAVSO observers are eminently qualified.

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