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RArvedson's picture
Joined: 2010-12-23

I am Richard Arvedson.  Soon I will be a retired teacher and I want to try to make some observations of variable stars.  I am a deep sky observer but I now live in a light polluted city (Houston, TX)  

Are there stars that are suggested for beginners?  Thanks.

Recommended stars for beginners
SXN's picture
Joined: 2010-03-12

Hi Richard,

We do have a list of stars that are easy to find, easy to observe and cover a range of brightness and location on the sky. You will find the list here:

We also provide links to constellation finder charts for most of them.


Mike Simonsen (SXN)

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