The VSS RASNZ Variable Star Charts: a Story of Co-Evolution

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Alan Plummer

Linden Observatory, 105 Glossop Road, Linden, NSW 2778, Australia

Mati Morel
6 Blakewell Road, Thornton, NSW 2322, Australia

Received September 21, 2009; accepted October 7, 2009

The background and history of the Charts for Southern Variables of the Variable Star Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand (VSS RASNZ) is presented. It is seen that while there are some common origins with the charts of the AAVSO, they have undergone their own unique and important development. After much effort the two organizations’ chart resources are now compatible and complementary. Some more general but nonetheless important history of the VSS is also mentioned.

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