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
June 21, 2015
AQLFO 150621.546 140 outburst
ASASSN-14ik 150621.529 144 outburst
CMAHL 150621.345 116 outburst
HYAAG 150621.353 152 outburst
PICAR 150621.360 144 outburst
PUPBX 150621.347 144 outburst
ASASSN-14kc 150621.358 148 outburst
ASASSN-14hv 150621.360 148 long outburst
June 19, 2015
ASASSN-14gq 150620.489 138 outburst
CENV803 150619.553 146 outburst
HYIWX 150619.623 144 outburst
INDTU 150619.507 142 outburst
NORHP 150619.669 136 outburst
OCTDT 150619.612 153 outburst
PAVBD 150619.503 131 outburst
SERRY 150619.493 142 outburst
SGRV729 150619.489 144 outburst
SGRV730 150619.488 151 outburst
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