Since my CCD camera is sick, I've been looking at other projects to do until it comes back online. I was looking at many of the brighter stars in the AID and I notice that many of the brighter ones are semi-regulars with fairly small amplitudes. Some of these show good definition in their lightcurves via visual observations but some are very red and have very small amplitudes which makes it difficult to see anything other than a seasonal blob in their long term lightcurves.
I would think that these targets, given the brightness of many of them, would be pretty much perfect for suitably transformed DSLR photometry or a BSM type scope. But my question is: Is there any real science to be done with these stars? I watch the daily releases in arXiv > astro-ph and I don't recall seeing a paper about these types of stars. As a matter of fact I don't recall EVER seeing a paper about these types of stars specifically. Is there anything to be gained by monitoring these stars electronically?