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The Impact of Ground-Based Monitoring by Variable Star Observers

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Janet A. Mattei*

AAVSO, 25 Birch Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Observations by variable star observers around the world have been vital in scheduling and executing runs with instruments aboard satellites and large ground- based telescopes. Correlation of multi-wavelength data with optical observations has helped in finding the answers to many astrophysical questions. Some of the significant results that variable star observers helped to obtain are described.

*deceased March 22, 2004

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