Note: This campaign has been extended to October 2020 and the list of targets has been revised. Please see AAVSO Alert Notice 687 for details. - Elizabeth O. Waagen, December 4, 2019
July 31, 2018: Michael Stroh (Ph.D. candidate, University of New Mexico) requests AAVSO assistance in monitoring 19 LPVs in support of a VLA campaign studying SiO masers. AAVSO monitoring begins now and goes through October 2019.
In AAVSO Bulletin 81 there are two stars that exhibit double maxima: R Cen and R Nor. These stars therefore have primary and secondary maxima and minima. They are not included in the main Bulletin table.
AAVSO Bulletin 81 - Predicted Dates of Maxima and Minima of Long Period Variables for 2018 - is published in the format that was introduced in 2011.
AAVSO Bulletin 81: Predicted Dates of Maxima and Minima of
381 Long Period Variables for 2018
Letter to Users of 2018 Bulletin
Predicted Dates of Maxima and Minima of 381 Long Period Variables for 2018
What are variable stars and why are astronomers interested in them?
September 20, 2007: As announced in AAVSO Alert Notice 358, we are approaching the scheduled HST observing time for omi Cet (AAVSO 0214-03). Observations are currently planned for 2007 September 23, 19:00-23:30 UT. Dr. Margarita Karovska (CfA) and collaborators are using HST to observe Mira AB and study the behavior of the mass flow and mass transfer within this system. Optical observations -- visual and instrumental -- are requested for this campaign.