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I'd like to incorporate more features into the Variable Stars iPhone app, but it requires additional data to be included in the VSX data dump.

- Remarks - particularly valuable in providing background.
- Spectral Type (currently I'm cross-matching against GCVS - only have info for ~ 11k stars)
- # observations in AAVSO db (useful for observers wanting to identify both popular as well as neglected stars.)
- flag to indicate if the star is part of an active observing program

Oh AAVSO Gods, Hear my prayer!

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In lieu of David's other post, it probably makes more sense for me to seek out connectivity to the internal DBs so that I can create some custom data dumps. But I do think 'remarks' should should be included as a separate file in the regular data dumps available through vizier.

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