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 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
Amateur astronomers are making a unique contribution to science’s understanding of the universe, reports Marilyn Moore