Join An Observing Section

Looking to join an observing section? You can do so by subscribing to its forum. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Log on to the website, click on "Community" then "Forums" in the menu bar.

  2. Scroll through the page to find the forums which interest you. The observing section forums are mostly in the "Variable Stars" portion of the list (see table below relating observing section name to forum name).

  3. Click on the name of the forum, then click "Subscribe".

Once you have subscribed to one or more forums, you can manage your subscriptions more easily by clicking on "My Account", then the "Subscriptions" tab then the "Terms" tab. You can then click on the word in the right column to toggle between "Unsubscribe" and "Subscribe". Note that if you subscribed to more than ten forums, you will see a little arrow to the right and under the last forum listed which will take you to the next page of the list.

Here is a table relating the observing section name its associated forum:

Observing Section Forum
Bright Star Monitor AAVSOnet
Cataclysmic Variables Cataclysmic Variables (CVs)
Eclipsing Binaries Eclipsing Binaries (EBs)
Exoplanets Exoplanets
High Energy Network High Energy Network (HEN)
Instrumentation and Equipment Instrumentation and Equipment
Long Period Variables Long Period Variables (LPV)
Photoelectric Photometry (PEP) Photometry
Short Period Pulsating Variables Short Period Pulsators (SPP)
Solar Solar Observing and SID Monitoring
Spectroscopy Spectroscopy
Young Stellar Objects Young Stellar Objects (YSO)