AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

How Amateur Astronomers are Helping Discover the True Nature of Cataclysmic Variables

Volume 20 number 2 (1991)

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Steve B. Howell
Planetary Science Institute, 2421 East 6th Street, Tucson, AZ 85719

Abstract

A long-term monitoring program designed to study certain cataclysmic variables in outburst has been started. Amateur astronomers have provided significant help in this program through their timely observations and reports of outbursting stars. Eight CVs were studied at outburst in the past year.