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
August 18, 20 2015
AQLDH 150820.403 126 outburst
CENV342 150820.410 149 outburst
DELEZ 150820.506 148 outburst
OCTDT 150820.421 153 outburst rising
OPHV699 150820.417 149 superoutburst
PEGHX 150819.687 148 outburst
VIRHS 150818.438 143 outburst
ASASSN-14ik 150820.381 140 outburst
Wolf-Rayet Star WR 53 – First recorded fading! – 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
Amateur astronomers are making a unique contribution to science’s understanding of the universe, reports Marilyn Moore