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
January 21, 2017
CENNN 170121.599 151 outburst
CENV342 170121.602 160 outburst
CENV373 170121.607 138 outburst
CENV485 170121.627 150 outburst
CMADM 170121.481 148 outburst
CMIAQ 170121.491 148 outburst
HYAAG 170121.624 154 outburst
HYACT 170121.614 142 outburst
HYAV392 170121.609 147 outburst
HYAV495 170121.615 139 outburst
LEOX 170121.619 128 outburst
LUPBR 170121.681 140 outburst
NORHP 170121.666 140 outburst
OCTDT 170121.527 147 outburst
ORIBI 170121.477 143 outburst
ORICZ 170121.494 122 outburst
PUPUY 170121.485 137 outburst
PUPBV 170121.504 132 outburst
PUPCL 170121.505 149 outburst
SCOV893 170121.696 130 outburst
My paper was published October 2016 with Mike Simonsen on UY Puppis – A New Anomalous Z Cam Type Dwarf Nova. UY Pup is now one of only four known anomalous Z Cam stars!
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.
The discovery story of OQ Carinae.
My paper published on the first-ever standstill of OQ Carinae.
Eye on the sky
Amateur astronomers are making a unique contribution to science’s understanding of the universe, reports Marilyn Moore