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    Re: Peacock
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2011 Mar 21, 12:29 -0700

    Thank you for that link, the book makes interesting reading. Pages 47 and 48 discusses the naming of Peacock and Avior in 1937(attached.)He was talking about the British Air Almanac which was eventually joined with the American Air Almanac. The examples I posted before were the star names from the American Air Almanac predating the joining of these two publications so it is possible that the names were published in the British Air Almanac before they were adopted by the American Air almanac. But the American Nautical Almanac was using Peacock at least as early 1939 so does anybody have access to the 1937 and 1938 Nautical almanac so we can determine when that name was first used? Any body have a copy of the early editions of the British Air Almanac so we can check its use there?

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