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VI/68  Bibliography of Variable Stars (BCVS), Update 1994  (Roessiger+ 1994)

Bibliographic Catalogue of Variable Stars (BCVS), Part II Update 1994 Roessiger S., Braeuer H.-J. <Bull. Inf. CDS (unpublished)>
ADC_Keywords: Bibliography; Stars, variable Introduction: This catalogue is a supplement of the Bibliographic Catalogue of Variable Stars (BCVS), which was described by W. Wenzel in Information Bulletin of the CDS, no.20, p.105 (1981). It comprises the bibliography of the named variable stars at our disposal that have been published from 1982 up to the beginning of 1994 (as far as this has been possible). A diminutive part of the data refers to the time prior to 1982 concerning literature which had not been at our disposal before closing the main part of the BCVS. The present file also includes the references for all variable stars that have been newly named since 1982 (name-lists no. 67, 68, 69, 70, 71 of the IAU) with references collected in Sonneberg (possibly from literature published before 1982). The shape of the entries differs slightly from that in the main part of the BCVS. The innovation consists in the addition of keywords giving a concise characterization of the contents of the individual publication. The application of keywords has been traditional practice at Sonneberg Observatory and is particularly adapted to observation and study on variable stars in the optical range. The entries have the following structure: - name of the variable star - year of publication - name of author(s) - name of publication (mostly abbreviated) - volume (or fascicule) and page numbers - keyword(s) (not in all entries) The abbreviations used for the names of the publications are listed in the file "abbr.lis" File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file main 137 184064 The Catalogue abbr.lis 79 779 Journal abbreviations keys 80 83 List of keywords
See also: VI/67 : Bibliographic Catalogue of Variable Stars (BCVS) Part 1 Byte-by-byte Description of file: main
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 A3 --- Const Constellation Name 5- 8 A4 --- Name in constellation 10- 13 I4 yr Year []? of publication 14 A1 --- Sep [/?] Indicator of several years (/) or doubtful year (?) 15-137 A123 --- Ref Text of reference and keywords. The carret (^) separates the authors and journal from keyword parts; each keyword consists in a single character which explanation is found in file "keys"
Historical Notes: * 13-Jun-1994: first archived * 03-Oct-1995: blanked unspecified years which were e.g. 19?? in records #28674 #44100 #91741 #94239 #94837
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 03-Oct-1995
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