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
APSAG 160430.440 154 outburst
CMAHL 160430.406 114 outburst
CRABP 160501.577 144 outburst
HYAGY 160430.435 142 outburst
HYAGY 160501.429 156 faded
HYAGY 160502.414 142 outburst again
HYAGY 160502.462 156 eclipse!!
HYAGY 160502.510 152 eclipse!!!
HYAV392 160430.587 150 outburst
LEOX 160502.394 134 outburst
LUPBR 160501.533 148 outburst
PUPBX 160430.413 146 outburst
SERUZ 160430.600 128 outburst
SGRV730 160430.599 150 outburst
TUCVW 160430.381 154 outburst
April 26, 2016
APSAG 160426.381 164 outburst
CENV342 160426.367 156 outburst
CHAZ 160426.419 126 outburst
CMISV 160426.394 144 outburst
HYACT 160426.399 148 outburst
NORHP 160426.442 134 outburst
PICAR 160426.450 152 outburst
PUPBV 160426.435 144 outburst
PUPCL 160426.435 149 outburst
PYXVZ 160426.546 122 outburst
Discovery of an “Eclipse” in the WC9d-Type 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