Reprinting/Revising Charts?

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Mon, 01/01/2024 - 17:43

Hi all,

I've been happily doing the Binocular Program for nearly a decade now.  Every year or so, I do a chart audit; that is, making sure that I haven't misplaced any charts for stars that belong to the program.  (For some reason, I'm good at misplacing charts.  I seem to have lost T Cet and the entire constellation of Cygnus over the past twelve months!)

Is there any value for a visual observer to reprint charts after a certain interval....say every five or ten years?  Some of my charts date from 2013.  Do we find a lot of errors in comparison stars over a decade, or are these things pretty set?

--Michael in Houston (RMW)