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Last updated August 7, 2019. 

Thank you for your interest in the AASTEX package for manuscript preparation. This directory contains all the files in the distribution. They are described briefly below. Following the file descriptions are short installation instructions, the generic recipe for printing the user guide and sample, and information about contacting us regarding the distribution.


aastex63.cls The most recent AASTEX class file (V6.3) 
aasjournal.bst BIBTEX .bst file optimized for AAS Journal publishing

aassymbols.tex Tables of AASTEX and AMS symbols commands 
aassymbols.pdf PDF of the symbols tables

natbib.tex Information regarding using natbib with AASTEX
natbib.pdf PDF of the natbib article

sample63.tex Sample paper with "typical" content and markup 
sample63.pdf Sample paper PDF file
sample63.bib Sample paper BIBTEX .bib file

cost.pdf Figure 1 in sample63.tex
V2491_Cyg.pdf Figure 2a in sample63.tex
HV_Cet.pdf  Figure 2b in sample63.tex
LMC_2009.pdf Figure 2c in sample63.tex
RS_Oph.pdf Figure 2d in sample63.tex
U_Sco.pdf Figure 2e in sample63.tex
KT_Eri.pdf Figures 2f and 3 in sample63.tex
f4.pdf Figure 4 in sample63.tex
f5.pdf Figure 5 in sample63.tex

interactive.tar.gz A .tar.gz package containing all the interactive figure files associated with Figure 5 in sample63.tex

orcid-ID.png PNG file use to produced the ORCID icon in \author

Please see the AASTEX Web site for further documentation

for additional installation notes or contact the help desk at for assistance.


AASTEX was designed and written by Chris Biemesderfer in 1988. Substantial revisions were made by Lee Brotzman and Pierre Landau when the package was updated to v4.0. AASTEX was rewritten as a LATEX class by Arthur Ogawa for the v5.0 release. It was updated to v5.2 by SR Nova Private Ltd. Amy Hendrickson (TEXnology Inc.) wrote the v6.0 release which itself was primarily based on the emulateapj classfile created by Maxim Markevitch and Alexey Vikhlinin. Amy Hendrickson also created versions v6.1 - v6.3. Over the years the documentation has benefited from revisions by Jeannette Barnes, Sara Zimmerman, Greg Schwarz, Gus Meunch, Amy Henderickson, and Butler Burton.

Comments, suggestions, complaints, and pleas for help can be sent electronically to

AASTEX Web site:

CB, 20 May 1999 Rev. 
SZ, 2 Nov 2000 Rev. 
SZ, 14 Dec 2004 Rev. 
SZ, 22 Jun 2005 Rev. 
GJS, 02 Mar 2016 Rev. 
GJS, 08 Jan 2018 Rev.
GJS, 07 Aug 2019 Rev.