AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

How to Use VSX (Abstract)

Volume 48 number 1 (2020)

Sebastián Otero
AAVSO, 49 Bay State Road, Cambridge, MA 02138; sebastian@aavso.org

Abstract

(Abstract only) VSX is one of the key tools of the AAVSO. One of the things that makes it special is that anybody anywhere can contribute to it. It is a living database with the aim of showing up-to-date information on variable stars. In this workshop we will describe the data you can find in VSX and will show you different ways in which you can contribute to make it more complete and accurate.