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Tools For Observers

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What Should I Observe?

AAVSO Target Tool
This tool provides you with lists of observing targets for each section as well as information on when the stars were last observed.

AAVSO Program Stars in Need of Observations
This page provides information on stars on our LPV Program list, LPV/CV Legacy lists, and Binocular lists that have been unobserved during the past seven (7) days.

Observation Planner Tool

AAVSO Binocular Program

AAVSO LPV Program 

AAVSO Legacy LPV Program

AAVSO Legacy Cataclysmic Variable Program

Observing Sections

Cataclysmic Variables
Novae, dwarf novae, recurrent novae and symbiotic variables

Long Period Variables
Miras, Semiregulars, RV Tau and all your favorite red giants

Eclipsing Variables
Algol, beta Per, W UMa and all your favorite eclipsing binaries

Young Stellar Objects
Observing program for Pre-Main Sequence (YSO/PMS) stars

Short Period Pulsating Variables
Cepheids, and RR Lyrae stars

High Energy Network
Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) and other high energy astrophysical phenomena

Sunspots and Sudden Ionospheric Disturbances (SIDs)

Observing programs for exoplanet research

Bright Star Monitor Section  
Global telescope network, free for members to use

Spectroscopy database and observing programs

Tools, Resources, and References

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