I have been observing for a few years but mainly looking for galaxies, nebula etc. I've decided to have a go at variables, with last night being my first night.
I have a whole load of charts but wan to keep it simple to start and concentrate on some of the easier to spot stars. Last night I just stuck to S and T Ursae Majoris as they were fairly easy to find. I believe that they have periods in execss of 200 days, so assume will only need to estimate these every 2 weeks or so? I'm not sure how accurate my estimates are - is there anywhere to see what more experienced observers have estimated to tell how accurate I am? Obviously I'm just getting started so will be looking for more suitable stars to begin with on every clear night. Any advice would be welcome.