Author Archives: Rod Stubbings

About Rod Stubbings

I am a Amateur Astronomer who observes variable stars. My first observation on a variable star was in May 1993. On June 8, 2002, my 9th year of observing, I recorded 100,000 visual observations of variable stars being the first Australian observer to do so. On January 24, 2012 I made my 200,000th variable star observation which was achieved in 18 years and 8 months. I believe only the seventh person in the world to reach this milestone in the history of variable star astronomy. October 9, 2015 my 250,000th visual variable star observation was recorded! This has taken 22 years and 10 months. Almost 30 observations a night for the past 22 years with an average of nearly 11,000 visual observations per year. Just five other observers worldwide have made over 250,000 over the past 100 years of variable star astronomy which are, Albert Jones (New Zealand), Dannie Overbeek (South Africa), Hiroaki Narumi, Taichi Kato (Japan) and Gary Poyner (England). Only two of these observers Narumi and Poyner are still activity observing.

SV Ari (Nova Ari 1905)

SV Ari (Nova Ari 1905). Advertisements

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Observing Experiences

Observing Experiences The view from Rod Stubbings’ observatory (photo courtesy of Nicole Emanuel) Published in the AAVSO Newsletter – April 2010 Enjoying the Unexpected ROD STUBBINGS (SRX) TETOORA ROAD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA Having made my first observation of a variable star in 1993 … Continue reading

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