at the 93rd Spring Meeting of the AAVSO, July 23, 2004; receieved September 28, 2004; accepted September 29, 2004
Abstract In the past few years the AAVSO’s publication of
variable star charts has undergone many changes. The result of these changes
has been the creation of the Chart Team and the Comparison Star Database
Working Group. We will describe these two projects and present early results.
Then we will detail the future merging of these two projects into the Automated
Chart Plotter (ACP), an online tool for observers to create star charts
customized for their own equipment, observing location, and personal