Welcome to my

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.


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

Simostronomy: Rod Stubbings – Patience, Persistence and Purpose   –   The discovery story of OQ Carinae.

OQ Carinae : A New Southern Z Cam Type Dwarf Nova

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,

    • 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!

  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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