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
September 23, 2016
AQLV1233 160922.412 158 outburst
HYIWX 160923.453 120 outburst
PEGHX 160922.490 138 outburst
SCOFQ 160922.499 142 outburst
SCOV893 160923.417 130 outburst
ASASSN-14dw 160922.401 144 outburst
September 19, 2016
APSAG 160919.433 163 outburst
AQRQU 160919.412 160 outburst
CENV803 160919.391 139 outburst
CETWW 160919.459 116 outburst
CHAST 160919.425 134 outburst
HYIVW 160919.427 90 outburst
LUPBR 160919.396 144 outburst
NORHP 160919.437 145 outburst
PAVGS 160919.465 150 outburst
PSATY 160919.415 131 outburst
SCOFQ 160919.440 135 outburst
SGRV730 160919.468 150 outburst
VOLSY 160919.423 147 outburst
Wolf-Rayet Star, WR 53
My paper published on the discovery of the first ever recorded eclipse in the Wolf-Rayet star WR 53. After 5 years of constant monitoring we now have a new variable star!
Wolf-Rayet Star WR 53 – Added to the International Variable Star Index July 2015.
Simostronomy: Rod Stubbings – Patience, Persistence and Purpose
The discovery story of OQ Carinae.
OQ Carinae : A New Southern Z Cam Type Dwarf Nova
My paper published on the first-ever standstill of OQ Carinae.
Amateur astronomers are making a unique contribution to science’s understanding of the universe, reports Marilyn Moore