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
July 22, 2015
ARABF 150722.598 144 outburst
CENBV 150722.469 120 outburst
CRABP 150722.449 140 outburst
HYAV392 150722.428 155 outburst
NORHP 150722.594 144 outburst
SERUZ 150722.451 132 outburst
SGRV730 150722.449 148 outburst
July 20, 2015
APSDT 150720.451 150 outburst
CENV485 150720.460 140 superoutburst
CENV803 150720.471 128 superoutburst
CENV1040 150720.465 130 outburst
July 19, 2015
CHAST 150719.467 138 outburst
CRTTT 150719.403 140 outburst
SGRV729 150719.418 138 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