Mira variables are the longest-observed class of stars for which we have long-term quantitative data that allow us to study their behavior over centuries-long periods of time. Fortunately for us, they're also easy to observe and monitor, having some of the largest amplitudes of all variables, and hundreds of them are bright enough that they're within reach of astronomers with modest telescopes.
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STARS IN NEED OF OBSERVATIONS
AAVSO BULLETIN 73: Predicted Maxima and Minima of Long Period Variables for 2010
The stars listed below need additional observations. Please be aware that many of these
stars are difficult to observe, and should be observed only by experienced observers.
Please note that the symbol % after a star name indicates the star has fair to excellent
CCDV or multicolor photometry but still needs visual observations. Because all of the
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Predicted MAXIMA of long period variables for February 2011
*0014+44 VX And 7.9-9.6 Feb 13?
0049+58 W Cas <8.8-11.8> Feb 5
0231+33 R Tri <6.2-11.7> Feb 17
*0419+16 VX Tau %@ 9.7-(15.0 Feb 22?
0422+09 R Tau %& <8.6-14.2> Feb 18