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

Symbiotic star AR Pav

The current observations page will show my latest observations, outbursts detections and activity on variable stars.


Latest outbursts detected

April 19, 2015
CAROQ          150419.422   146  outburst
CARV436        150419.503   150  outburst
GEMUV          150419.408   147  outburst
HYAV392        150419.392   148  outburst
INDTU          150419.589   142  outburst
LEOX           150419.449   124  outburst
LUPBR          150419.467   148  outburst
ORICN          150419.404   127  outburst
PUPBX          150419.444   146  outburst
SCODV          150419.481   153  outburst
SCOFQ          150419.483   130  outburst
SERUZ          150419.581   136  outburst
SGRV729        150419.584   144  outburst
SGRV730        150419.583   148  outburst
SGRV1089       150419.606   143  outburst
VELV383        150419.612   134  outburst
VOLSY          150419.421   142  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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