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Solar Observing Guide in Italian

We now have available for download a translation of the AAVSO Solar Observing Guide into Italian - thanks to the excellent volunteer work of Raffaello Braga. This Guide is available free-of-charge and all solar observers are strongly encouraged to read it.

In addition to Italian, the Guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish (and soon Portuguese).

Solar Observing Guide in Spanish

Thanks to the excellent work of our own Sebastián Otero, we now have a Spanish translation of the AAVSO Solar Observing Guide available for download free-of-charge. In addition to Spanish, this Guide is also available in French and German (and soon Italian).

If you would like to translate the AAVSO Solar Observing Guide or any of the other AAVSO observing manuals or guides into your own native language, please contact AAVSO staff member Sara Beck.

PEP Observer's Guide now in French

Due to another outstanding volunteer effort by Bernard Candela, we are now able to offer a French language translation of the Photoelectric Photometry Observer's Guide.

Many thanks once again Bernard!

 

 

Solar Observing Guide

The AAVSO Solar Observing Guide

Download Version 1.1 - October 2017 (2.2 MB)
 

(There are translations of this manual into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish available below.)

Manual for Visual Observing of Variable Stars in Polish

Thanks to a lot of hard work by Ariel Majcher, Bogdan Kubiak, Marcin Biskupski, Michał Kwieciak, and Piotr Guzik, the AAVSO Manual for Visual Observing of Variable Stars (2013 edition) is now available in Polish. You may download this Manual (free-of-charge) from here.

The AAVSO DSLR Observing Manual in Greek

A Greek translation of The AAVSO DSLR Observing Manual is now available for download.

Many thanks to Mr. Stelios Kleidis for his tremendous volunteer effort in creating this excellent translation.

New observing manuals: DSLR Photometry and CCD Photometry

The AAVSO has two new observing manuals for our instrumental observers: the recently released AAVSO DSLR Observing Manual, and the newly-published AAVSO Guide to CCD Photometry

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