The International Variable Star Index (VSX) is a new utility now available at the AAVSO. This pro-gram serves two distinct functions: an easy portal to access information about variable stars that is far more extensive than the GCVS; and a method of uploading variable star information. The information access includes all known cross-references, basic parameters such as period and variability type, and finding charts. The upload feature permits information update on known variables (such as a new period) as well as entering new variable stars into the system. This paper will show examples of how to use VSX and describes the vetting guidelines.
Society for Astronomical Sciences Annual Symposium
- Pub Date:
- May 2006