The Naming of Extrasolar Planets

  • Frederic V. HessmanEmail author
Reference work entry


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


Dynamics Host stars Hierarchies 



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

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