Here is a selection of light curves for some of my favourite
variable stars! Most of the plots only go back as far as 1990, which is
when I began to record the observations in an electronic format, although
some do go back to the 1970's. I eventually hope to have all my data (back
to 1975) entered onto the PC, which will extend the light curves
considerably....but it's a long, slow process!
The light curves were created with MS Excel and PLOTVAR plotting
program written by Dave McAdam. Most of the data shown is visual, obtained
with the telescopes shown in this web site. Light curves for many of the
magnetic CV's are CCD, both unfiltered and V-band. These were obtained with
both the AAVSO Sonoita Research Observatory 35cm SCT & 50cm Newtonian
telescopes and the Bradford Robotic Telescope.
Range. Where possible I have used my own
observations for the range of the Variable (visual range) other than that
listed in the GCVS, which often gives a 'B' or 'P' value, or an extreme
range which is often confusing and sometimes just plain wrong!
* = most
recent update - May