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The Naming of Extrasolar Planets

  • Frederic V. Hessman
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Abstract

A short historical introduction to the classical naming of stars and extrasolar planets is given.

Keywords

Dynamics Host stars Hierarchies 

Notes

Acknowledgements

I would like to thank M. Geffert (Bonn) for trying to find the very first use of the variable star notation by Argelander.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für AstrophysikUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Tsevi Mazeh
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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