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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.

CURRENT OBSERVATIONS

Latest outbursts detected

May 25, 2015
ARABF          150525.421   144 outburst
CMADM          150525.392   146  outburst
CNCGZ          150525.401   134  outburst
HYIVW          150525.441   100  superoutburst
MENAD          150525.437   146  superoutburst
PUPBV          150525.396   141  outburst
PYXVZ          150525.431   120  superoutburst
VOLSY          150525.434   144  outburst
May 23, 2015
APSAG          150523.571   154 outburst
HYAV392        150523.539   149  outburst
INDTU          150523.482   150  outburst
OPHV2051       150523.462   119  superoutburst!
SGRV729        150523.532   143 outburst
VIRHS          150523.451   144  outburst

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

OQ Carinae : A New Southern Z Cam Type Dwarf Nova
Publication.

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,
    Gary

    • 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!
      Cheers,
      Rod.

  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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