AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Bright Star Monitor Network (Abstract)

Volume 47 number 1 (2019)

Michael Nicholas
6635 West Hill Lane, Glendale, AZ 85310; mnicholas5cox@gmail.com

Abstract

(Abstract only) The AAVSO Bright Star Monitor telescopes are a subset of the larger AAVSOnet network located at sites around the world. Each site is equipped with a small telescope, a high grade astronomical camera, and standard photometric filters. They are operated robotically, and are locally supported by AAVSO member volunteers. Each telescope is capable of performing precise CCD photometric measurements on the sky’s relatively bright stars, those in the range of 3.0 to 13.0 V magnitudes. It is available free to all AAVSO members.