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
May 14, 15, 2016
CAPSY 160515.606 130 outburst
CENV442 160515.585 122 outburst
CENV1040 160515.590 127 in superoutburst
CMAHL 160514.383 120 outburst
CMISV 160515.392 144 outburst
NORHP 160515.427 150 outburst
OCTAO 160515.604 148 outburst
OPHV699 160515.572 144 outburst
SCOV478 160514.471 151 outburst
SGRV730 160515.569 144 outburst
ASASSN-14je 160514.387 146 outburst
SSS 111226094327-272039 160514.458 132 superoutburst
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