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
August 24, 2016
AQLV1047 160824.505 163 outburst
AQRQU 160824.492 156 outburst
August 23, 2016
AQLUU 160823.577 148 outburst
ARABF 160823.553 141 outburst
CAPAX 160823.435 160 outburst
CENMU 160823.384 142 outburst
CENV442 160823.381 128 outburst
CENV803 160823.394 136 outburst
CHAZ 160823.408 124 outburst
HYIWX 160823.559 140 outburst
NORHP 160823.472 136 outburst
PAVGS 160823.420 148 outburst
SCOV893 160823.464 136 outburst
SGRV730 160823.566 144 outburst
VIRHS 160823.381 143 outburst
VOLSY 160823.406 149 outburst
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