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Observing variable stars

a guide for the beginner

by David H. Levy

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, U.K, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Variable stars -- Amateurs" manuals.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-187) and index.

    StatementDavid H. Levy.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB835 .L48 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 198 p. :
    Number of Pages198
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL456693M
    ISBN 100521627559
    LC Control Number98173031

    Janu The American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) is the world's largest organization dedicated to observing and studying variable stars. Headquartered in Cambridge. Cambridge Core - Astronomy: General Interest - Observing Variable Stars - by David H. Levy. Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our websites. Close this message to accept cookies or find out how to manage your cookie : David H. Levy.

    A great book for the amateur astronomer that is looking for new stars to observe or wishes to contribute observations of variable stars to professional organizations. David Levy is an excellent writer and does a fine job of explaining the tricks and tips of observing these peculiar objects.4/5(2). Getting Started with Variable Star Observing The primary types of variable stars you will be observing are: Cepheids - Named after Delta Cephei, these luminous stars brighten and fade with Your log book gives you a permanent record you can go back to if other .

      Observing Variable Stars by David H. Levy, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(7). This book serves as an introduction to variable stars for new amateur astronomers, as well as a useful reference source for seasoned variable star observers. It explores the stars that can be observed through common equipment and includes an observational guide to 50 objects for study.


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Overall, this book succeeds as a primer on Variable Star observing. And, for variable star observers, this is definitely a must-have book.

Although the beginning of the book provides in-depth information on how to do variable star observing, the real strength of this book comes later when the authors explain what is going on inside the stars /5(6). Written by an award-winning astronomer, Observing Variable Stars provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of variable star observation for the amateur.

The book begins with advice on binoculars and telescopes, and on how and when to observe stars effectively/5(4). This book is a helpful introduction to the world of variable stars. It helps if you are already familiar with stargazing. (The book only has a small section for newbies.) It also helps if you have Observing variable stars book strong interest in astronomy, because the book goes into a lot of detail (high school science textbook style) into the classifications of variable /5.

"This is a definitive book about observing variable stars, and is suitable for amateur astronomers at all levels of experience and ability."--Jacket Observing variable stars book index Includes bibliographical references and index 1. Observing Variable Stars -- 2.

The Variable Stars -- 3. Eruptive Variable Stars -- 4. Pulsating Variable Stars -- : Observing variable stars is one of the major contributions amateur astronomers make to science. There variable stars listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, so it is clearly impossible for the limited number of professional observatories to target even the majority of them.

That's where amateur astronomers come in - thousands of them turning their telescopes to the sky 5/5(1). Observing variable stars is one of the major contributions amateur astronomers make to science. There variable stars listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, so it is clearly impossible for the limited number of professional observatories to target even the majority of them.

Variable star observing is the most popular of "real science" activities for amateurs, and Gerry Good's book provides everything needed. The first part of the book provides a highly detailed account of the various classes of variable star, with examples, illustrations and physical descriptions.

The second half of the book is devoted to the specifics of observing variable stars, preparation and planning, recording and reporting your observations, as well as analysis of the data.

The introductory chapters on the types of variable stars include verbatim descriptions from the General Catalog of Variable Stars (GCVS) along with further. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Observing variable stars is one of the major contributions amateur astronomers make to science.

There variable stars listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, so it is clearly impossible for the limited number of professional observatories to target even the majority of them/5(5).

I'm quite new to Variable Stars (but a long time Astronomy amateur) looking for advice to get a book on the subject that covers Variable Star types, some of the Physics involved and, if possible, visual observation.

I think I want some hint to choose between two books both named Observing Variable Stars, one by G A Good and another by David H Levy. Get this from a library. Observing variable stars. [Gerry A Good] -- "This is a definitive book about observing variable stars, and is suitable for amateur astronomers at all levels of experience and ability.".

I have Percy's book -- it is a real science book, with lots of discussion of the astrophysics of variable stars. Lots of graphs, but not a terrible amount of mathematics, so it is readable. By contrast, Levy's book (which I also have) has a lot of info about observing variable stars, mixed in with a discussion of the astrophysics behind various.

: Observing Variable Stars, Novae and Supernovae () by North, Gerald; James, Nick and a great selection of similar New, Used and 4/5(1).

For those variable star enthusiasts who are not also otherwise intimately familiar with sky itself, any malfunction, power outage, or glitch in the system, even the inability to use some one elses non GoTo instrument to get a quick look at some stars, can potentially leave them helpless in locating a variable's field on a beautifully clear evening.

The book also illustrates how astrophysicists interpret variations in light output in terms of the evolution of stars. Observing Variable Stars contains a seasonal guide to Pages:   Gerald North's complete practical guide and resource package instructs amateur astronomers in observing and monitoring variable stars and other objects of variable brightness.

Descriptions of the objects are accompanied by explanations of the background astrophysics, providing readers with real insight into what they are observing at the telescope. Locating the variable star. This is obviously an important first step – you don’t want to accidentally mis-identify it and spend your time observing a different (non-variable) star.

Identifying named eye variables is usually fairly straightforward. Identifying binocular (or telescopic) variable stars is more challenging. Welcome to the Astronomical League's Variable Star Observing Program.

This is a joint program of the Astronomical League and American Association of Variable Star Observers. It uses AAVSO resources and provides valuable data for Astronomers and researchers.

Much that we know about stars and the universe came from studying variable stars. Observing variable stars is one of the major contributions amateur astronomers make to science. There variable stars listed in the General Catalogue of Variable Stars, so it is clearly impossible for the limited number of professional observatories to target even the majority of them/5(5).

Written by an award-winning astronomer, Observing Variable Stars provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of variable star observation for the amateur. The book begins with advice on binoculars and telescopes, and on how and when to observe stars effectively.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Observing Variable Stars: A Guide for the Beginner by David H. Levy (, Paperback, Reprint) at the best online prices at .Notes: Mag is the variable's range in brightness.

Per. is short for Period, the number of days it takes the variable to complete a full period, or cycle, in brightness Amateur observations of variable stars are especially sought by professional astronomers worldwide.

If you are interested in learning more about observing variable stars, or in obtaining a set of variable star charts, contact.CCD observing The introduction of CCDs to the amateur mar-ket has revolutionised the way many observers take their observations.

The VSS has therefore introduced a CCD target list of variable stars Observing basics is a series of articles by BAA Section Directors and other ex-perts, designed to help you get started in observing, whether you are File Size: KB.