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VARIABLE STARS.—Dr. Chandler has completed a revised supplement to his well-known second catalogue of variable stars; together they furnish a complete list of known variables, comprising in all 344 stars. Some little difficulty has been experienced in connection with the southern variables, on account of the want of accurate positions and certain identifications in some cases. Dr. Chandler especially shows a want of confidence in the data relating to the variables discovered photographically at the Boy den station of the Harvard College Observatory at Arequipa,; but considering the pressing need of a definitive nomenclature, and relying on the assurances of Prof. Pickering, most of these objects have been included in the catalogue and letters assigned to them.

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