Non-Mira Pulsating Red Giants and Supergiants
László L. Kiss
Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics A28, University of Sydney, Australia
John R. Percy
Invited review paper, received February 27, 2012
We review the present understanding of (i) non-Mira pulsating red giants, that is, those with visual amplitudes less than 2.5 magnitudes, and (ii) pulsating red supergiants. We also identify some unsolved problems with these stars. We highlight the contributions by skilled amateur astronomers in the AAVSO and other organizations, using visual, photoelectric, and CCD photometry.
Last Updated: August 14, 2012 - 2:26pm