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DSLR Observing Manual

The AAVSO DSLR Observing Manual

Download Version 1.4 Here

Sponsored by the AAVSO & NSF award DRL-0840188

(Translations of this manual into French, Greek, Polish and Spanish are available below.)

Alert Notice 504: Epsilon Aur monitoring during predicted pulsation phase


September 17, 2014: Dr. Robert Stencel (University of Denver Astronomy Program) has requested that AAVSO observers monitor epsilon Aurigae from now through the end of the observing season.

Citizen Sky Research Paper Published

A science education research paper, 'Changes in participants' scientific attitudes and epistemological beliefs during an astronomical citizen science project', written by Aaron Price and Hee-Sun Lee has been published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST).

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Citizen Sky Workshop to Produce a DSLR Photometry Manual

The Citizen Sky Project - Workshop III

Sponsored by:
The National Science Foundation and
The American Association of Variable Star Observers

When and Where:

The 3rd Citizen Sky Project Workshop will be held Friday-Sunday, March 22-24 at AAVSO Headquarters in Cambridge, MA.  We will kick-off the 3-day workshop with a meet-and-greet the evening of Thursday, March 21st. 

Goals and Structure:

eps Aur abstract: Geise

Eclipse Spectropolarimetry of the epsilon Aurigae System


Kathleen M. Geise
Robert E. Stencel

University of Denver, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2112 E. Wesley Avenue, Denver, CO 80208

Nadine Manset

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation (CFHT), Waimea Headquarters, 65-1238 Mamalahoa Highway, Kamuela, HI 96743


AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 617-354-0484