Department of Astronomy,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195
Presented at the 3rd
AAVSO CCD Workshop, June 6, 1993
There are advantages and
disadvantages to using CCDs for producing light curves of variables that were
previously too faint to observe with photometers. With the availability of more
data on fainter sources comes increased effort in data handling and reduction.
Examples of light curves of 16th-20th magnitude cataclysmic variables obtained
with a 36-inch telescope are shown. Some techniques that have proven helpful
for maximizing the results on the short time scale variability of cataclysmic
variables are discussed.