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What is missing in the new AAVSO Long Period Variable Section?

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hhu
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What is missing in the new AAVSO Long Period Variable Section?

What is missing in the new AAVSO Long Period Variable Section? 

A link to the bulletin wink

sfra
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Link to the bulletin

I'll take that as a to-do item and see if I can't get that added in the next day or two.

Thanks,  Frank

hhu
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Thanks.

Thanks, Frank.

stellakafka
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stars of interest?

How about information on stars of interest? We would like to have an "LPV of the month" feature, and it would be great if more of our LPV observers are involved. You know your favorite stars more than anyone else. Would you like to write a paragraph on them? Please let me know!

Best wishes - clear skies,

Stella.

hhu
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"LPV of the month" feature

Hello Stella, if you mean me than I must say that I'm not a writer frown   I have written some articles about variables for the monthly magazine of the Belgium association of amateur astronomers (VVS) but they were al merely translations of articles from the AAVSO website (always given knowledge to the AAVSO).  And I'm sorry to say that I maybe won't be able to observe longer on regulary basis variables. It is possible that I get an other job in my compagny. If I get it I must start working at 04.30 in the morning. So I must get up at 03.30 and the consequence is that I must go to bed around 21.30 - 22.00. The only time I can observe then is early in the winter or in the weekends. With not a lot clear nights in Belgium you can guess the result.

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Hi Hubert A link to Bulletin

Hi Hubert

A link to Bulletin 79 is now included on the LPV Section home page.

Regards

Andrew

hhu
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Well done. Thanks.

Well done. Thanks.

HTY
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Some remarks on recent interesting behavior?

If you go back to early JAAVSO's, there was usually an article by the director calling attention to recent interesting behavior displayed by LPV' s and singling them out for special attention.  That could have been an unusually bright or faint maximum, a standstill in a lightcurve, a lengthening of a period, etc.  Looking back on these reports, I found them very interesting and made me realize that LPV's may not be the monotonous ever repeating stars that they sometimes seem to be.

Now I'm not suggesting that the director do this and I'm sure that it was easier to spot trends when the curves were hand plotted. I just thought that if someone reported on unusual things going on with the LPV' s, it would generate interest and more observations.

...Tim

Andrew Pearce
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Interesting Behaviour

Hi Tim

I think that's a great idea. I'm happy to include information on interesting behaviour on the front page of the LPV section web page and update this on a regular basis. I'll commence looking through my own records for such behaviour but would like to encourage all to do the same. I'm happy to do the write up if observers can let me know the stars that are misbehaving! 

The June LPV of the month, L2 Pup, is certainly a star displaying unusual behaviour at the moment.

Regards

Andrew

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