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Variable Star Pages

rodstubbings-21The 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).

AR Pav

Eclipsing Symbiotic Star AR Pav

The current observations page will show my latest observations, outbursts detections and activity on variable stars.

CURRENT OBSERVATIONS

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
Publication.

Top Visual Observers

Amateur astronomers are making a unique contribution to science’s understanding of the universe, reports Marilyn Moore

Eye on the sky 

Photo Chris Morley

6 Responses to Home

  1. Diogo Pedro says:

    Congratulations on your 200,000 visual observation milestone.
    Absolutely fantastic!

    Cheers from Portugal

  2. Gary Poyner says:

    Hi Rod,

    Very nice website. I’ve just added a link to it from my own.

    WW Cet is interesting. -11d too low for me though. Bang in the middle of the ‘orange glow’ from Birmingham city centre. Too bad.

    Clear skies,
    Gary

    • Thanks Gary. I haven’t added a links page on my site yet, but when I do your site will be on there.
      Yes, it will be interesting to see how WW Cet behaves for the rest of the 2010 season!
      Cheers,
      Rod.

  3. Jeff Spierings says:

    Rod these pictures are amazing, Love to catch up some time and take a look out there. Jeff

  4. Coralie Knight says:

    Sensational website Rod! Well done!

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