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Twenty Years of Work with Janet Mattei on Cataclysmic Variables



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Paula Szkody

University of Washington, Department of Astronomy, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195


Presented at a memorial symposium in honor of Dr. Janet A. Mattei, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, October 29, 2004; received January 6, 2005; accepted January 7, 2005


Abstract  Janet Mattei and the AAVSO database have had a large impact on the field of cataclysmic variables, especially in the areas of outburst light curves of dwarf novae and ground-based support of space observations. A summary of some of the major results from AAVSO data during the last 20 years are presented.


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