Welcome to my
Variable Star Pages
The science of Astronomy is unique. A great deal of astronomical research depends on the work of highly skilled amateur astronomers that provide a pivotal role in the constant monitoring of variable stars.
I observe and monitor variable stars particularly the cataclysmic (explosive ) variable stars (CVs) for outbursts. Recorded observations are then sent to various variable star organizations which include, the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), the research section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Stars South (VSS) and the Variable Star Network (VSNET) a global professional-amateur network of researches in variable stars.
These pages tell my story, show a selection of light curves, links to articles, dramatic events, transient objects and cataclysmic variables (CVs).
The current observations page will show my latest observations, outbursts detections and activity on variable stars.
Latest outbursts detected
April 19, 2015
CAROQ 150419.422 146 outburst
CARV436 150419.503 150 outburst
GEMUV 150419.408 147 outburst
HYAV392 150419.392 148 outburst
INDTU 150419.589 142 outburst
LEOX 150419.449 124 outburst
LUPBR 150419.467 148 outburst
ORICN 150419.404 127 outburst
PUPBX 150419.444 146 outburst
SCODV 150419.481 153 outburst
SCOFQ 150419.483 130 outburst
SERUZ 150419.581 136 outburst
SGRV729 150419.584 144 outburst
SGRV730 150419.583 148 outburst
SGRV1089 150419.606 143 outburst
VELV383 150419.612 134 outburst
VOLSY 150419.421 142 outburst
Simostronomy: Rod Stubbings – Patience, Persistence and Purpose – The discovery story of OQ Carinae.
OQ Carinae : A New Southern Z Cam Type Dwarf Nova
Amateur astronomers are making a unique contribution to science’s understanding of the universe, reports Marilyn Moore