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star names for VSP

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Charles Laird
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Joined: 2011-11-17

I am having trouble getting charts to print if they have Greek letter designations.  What are the naming conventions that the VSP uses?  I got Beta Persei to print as B Per, but Eta Aquilae and Delta Cephei I have not been able to figure out.

Greek letter names in AAVSO format
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SXN
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Hi Charles,

There is a table that gives the format used by AAVSO for Greek letter names here:

 http://www.aavso.org/greek-letters#greeknames

And the web page explaing why it is this way is here:

 http://www.aavso.org/greek-letters

It's actually all on one page.

Cheers,
Mike Simonsen (SXN)

AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 aavso@aavso.org 617-354-0484