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
March 3,4, 2015
CHAZ 150304.470 126 outburst
HYIWX 150303.447 128 outburst
ORIV1159 150303.454 138 outburst
March 1, 2015
ARAV877 150301.761 145 outburst
CAPSY 150301.776 132 outburst
CENV485 150301.765 150 outburst
ARABF 150301.728 144 outburst
NORHP 150301.738 140 outburst
SERUZ 150301.742 134 outburst
SGRV1089 150301.756 147 outburst
VELV383 150301.471 129 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