Index

Bold type indicates a major entry, italic type indicates an illustration.

a Cygni (ACYG) stars 61. 54, 66 a2 Canum Venaticorum (ACV)

stars 127, 128, 129, 136 Abbe, Ernst 184 AC Her 90

accretion disk 99, 101, 105, 119, 120

AF Cyg 90

Al Velorum 76

ALADIN sky atlas 210

Aldebaran 26

Algol 26, 71

Algol-type (EA) eclipsing binary stars 52, 139 All-Sky Survey 21 AM Canis Venaticorum (AMCVn)

stars 85, 101, 103 AM Her (light curve) 105 AM Herculis (AMHER) stars 101, 102, 103

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) 32, 171, 255

anomalous Cepheids 61, 69

Antares 26, 31

anti-dwarf novae 123

Ap silicon stars 136

aperture 175

aperture mask 223, 224

AR Lac-type detached system 146

Argelander stepwise estimation method 5, 224 Argelander, F.W.A. 5, «, 31, 183 Association Française des Observateurs d'Etoiles Variables (AFOEV) 256 astigmatism 179 astrometric binary stars 141 Astronomer's Telegram 260 Astronomical Society of South

Australia (ASSA) 255 Astronomische Gesellschaft Katalog

(AGK) 6 Astrophysics Data System

(ADS) 146, 213 asymptotic giant branch (AGB) 80 AZ CMa 8 azimuth mount 182

ß Cephei instability strip 61 ß CMa stars 69 ß Lyrae 71, 150

ß Lyrae (EB) stars 143, 149, 150 ß Persei (EA) stars 147 B[e] stars 38, 41, 44, 45, 65, 67, 69 Baade, W.H.W. 92, 113 Bailey, S.I. 86 Barlow lens 185 Barlow, P. 185 BBSAG 257 Betelgeuse 22 Binary Maker 2.0 141 binary system 1, 2, 7 BL Boo (BLBOO) stars 61, 64, 69, 70

BL Lac objects 48 Blazhko cycle 87 Blazhko effect 85, 87 blue stragglers 92 bolometric luminosity 80 Bonner Durchmusterung (BD) 5 Bouwers, A. 181 Brahe, Tycho 5 Bright Star Catalog (BSC) 197 British Astronomical Association Variable Star Section 254, 263 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinshaft fur Veranderlicht Sterne (BAV) 256 BY Draconis (BYDRA) stars 127, 128, 131, 132

carbon stars 49, 50, 77, 79 cataclysmic variable (CV) stars 4,

17, 97, 152 catadioptric telescope 181 CCD 18, 186

celestial coordinate system 203

celestial sphere 203

Center for Backyard Astrophysics

(CBA) 263 Central Bureau for Astronomical

Telegrams (CBAT) 258 Centre de Donnecs Astonomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) 210, 214 Ccphcid period-luminosity relation 73 Cepheid (CEP) stars 17, 28, 61, 64,

70. 71, 76, 85, 86, 92 Cepheid instability strip 46, 76 chemically peculiar (CP) stars 130

chromatic aberration 179 chromosphere 37 classical Cepheids 61, 71, 73 classical nova (CN) 98, 108. 109 close binary eclipsing systems 139 collimation 174, 179 coma 179

Combined General Catalog of Variable Stars (GCVS) 21, 27, 29, 34, 197 compound telescope 181 cone cells 166

Cone nebula (NGC 2264) 9, 39 constellation finder chart 206 contact binary 101, 144 coordinate of declination (dec) 204 coordinate of right ascension

(RA) 204 Cordoba Durchmusterung (CD) 6 coronae 37 CV Dra 49

CW Variables see W Virginis stars

6 Cep (light curve) 74

i Cepheids (DCEP) 61,64,73,73,74 dark adaptation 168 David Dunlap Observatory database of galactic classical Cepheids 72 Deneb 66 Denebola 22 detached binary 99, 144 DF Cyg 90

Dobsonian telescope 181 Doppler shift 141 DQ Her 107

DQ Herculis (DQHER) stars 101,

103, 104 dwarf Cepheids 75 dwarf novae (DN) 7, 8, 95, 97, 101, 102. 110, 118, 119, 120, 124

Eagle nebula 9

EC 14026 stars 62, 85

eclipsing binary (E) stars 15, 18, 28,

140, 145 eclipsing-spectroscopic binary stars 141

Eddinburgh-Cape (EC) Blue Object

Survey 85 Eddington, Sir Arthur 59, 86 89 Her see V441 Her Einstein, Albert 9 EK Eri 132

ellipsoidal variables (ELL) 52, 129

epoch 245

£ Aurigae 148

f mechanism 59

equatorial mount 182

ER Ursae Majoris stars 101, 105

Erflc ocular 185

eruptive variable stars 17, 37

i] Aquilac 71

7 Carinac 53

EW CMa 69

extended objects 178

extragalactic Cephcids 72

extreme helium (EHe) stars 50, 83

Fabricius, David 7, 79 fast novae 108 field curvature 179 53 Per (light curve) 65 53 Persei stars 61, 63, 65. 67 finder chart 205 finder scope 187 first-overtone modes 59, 87 FK Coma Berenices (FKCOM) stars 127, 129, 134, 135, 155 Flame nebula (NGC 2024) 39 flare slars 40. 54 Fleming. Williamina 86 focal length (FL) 175 forbidden lines 106 fork mount 182 fovea 166

fractional method 227 FU Ori 43

FU Orionis (FU Ori) stars 38, 42 fundamental mode 59, 71, 85

Galileo 180 y And 156

y Cassiopeia (GCAS) stars 38, 41,

43, 44, 45 y Doradus (GDOR) stars 62, 64, 76 y Eridani stars 38, 41 gamma ray burst (GRB) 17,111,

136 y UMi 81

General Catalog of Variable Stars (GCVS) 21, 27, 29, 32, 34, 37, 40, 41,52, 70, 85, 95,97, 127, 132, 136, 146

German equatorial mount 182 globular clusters 73, 86, 92 g-modc 60. 61, 63, 65 Goodricke, lohn 71, 143, 148, 150 GPVel 161

Great Andromeda galaxy 17, 111

HD 160641 83

HD 161796 93, 94

helium horizontal branch stars 83

helium stars 83

helium variables 136

Henry Draper catalog (HD) 27

Herschel, John 53

Hertzsprung gap 52

Hertzsprung progression 71

Henzsprung, Ejnar 13, 25

Herrzsprung-Russell (HR)

diagram 13, 14, 23. 24, 57, 92 hibernation hypothesis 110 High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) 159 high-amplitude delta Scuti stars 75 HIPPARCOS catalog (HIP) 27 H1PPARCOS variable star annex 21 HIPPARCOS/TYCHO 215 HO CMa 139 HU Tau (light curve) 171 HU Tau (light curve) 172 Hubble space telescope 181 Hubble, Edwin 17 Hubble-Sandage stars 40 Huygens ocular 183 Huygens, C. 183 Huygens-Mittenzwey ocular 183 Hyades 75

hydrogen deficient carbon (HdC)

stars 50, 83 hydrogen deficient stars 50 hypergiants 25 HZ Her 161

Information Bulletin of Variable

Stars (1BVS) 29, 46, 146 inner Lagrangian point 100, 101 inner sanctum 190 instability strip 58, 73 Intermediate Polar Homepage 105 intermediate polars see DQ

Herculis stars International Amateur-Professional Photoelectric Photometry (IAPPP) 263 International Astronomical Union

(1AU) 31 International Supernova

Network 257 International Ultraviolet Explorer

(IUE) 84 interpolation 221, 225 IQ Per (light curve) 148 IR excess 50

irregular (I) variable stars 39, 45

Jagiellonian University

Observatory 145 Julian date (|D) 193, 212

K mechanism 60, 65 Keenan, P.C. 25 Kellman, E. 25 Kellner ocular 183

Kellner, C. 183 Kelvin 79

Kepler, (ohannes 7, 113, igp Kornephoros 22 KS Per 83 KU And 35

Lagoon nebula 9 Bootes (LBOO) stars 62. 64, 77

Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) 113

laic thermal pulse (LTP) model M light curves 33, 34, 134, 143, 144. 147 light grasp 176 limiting magnitude 177 Lippershey, Hans 180 long-period variables (LPVs) 59 62 79

Los Alamos National Laboratory

(LANL) 215 low-mass X-Ray binary (LMXB)

stars 152 LT CMa 66, 67 luminosity 22 luminosity classification 25 luminous blue variables (LBVs) 40 55

M3 86

M31 17, 111, 112 M80 86 M81 113

MACHO project 21 magnetic sequence 130 magnification 176 magnitude 22 Maia stars 62, 81 main sequence stars 10, 25, 58 Maksutov telescope 181 Maksutov, D. 181 McMaster Cepheid Pholomctry and Radial Velocity Data Archive 72 Menkalinan 22 merged binary white dwarf

(MBWD) model 84 metallic-line (Am) stars 130 mid-B (Mid B) stars 62, 63, 64. 82 Minkowski, R.LB. 112 Mira (M) stars 8, 15, 57, 62, 64, 78,

90, 91 MISAO project 21 MK system 26 Morgan, W.W. 25 Mount Wilson 112, 113 Mu Cep 90

Name List of Variable Stars

(NL) 29, 46 nebula variables 38 New Catalog of Suspected Variable

Stars (NSV) 27, 29 Newton, Sir Isaac 180 NGC 5466 70

non-radial pulsation 58, 60, 63,66, 75,94

Nova Cyg 2001 No. 2 see V2275 Cyg Nova Sgr 2001 No. 2 see V3739 Sgr

Nova Sgr 2001 No. 3 see V4740 Sgr novae (N) 27, 28, 98, 101 novalike (NL) stars 95, 98, 110, 120

nucleosynthesis 8

oblique-rotator model 130 o> Centauri 86 OP And 132 open clusters 73, 74, 78 optically variable pulsars

(PSR) 129, 135 optically variable X-Ray sources 17 Orion OBI association 78 Orion population variables 38 Orion variables (IN) 38. 39, 42, 46 orthoscope ocular 184 over-contact systems 142, 144

P Cygni feature 44, 45, 67 p Cygni stars 67 partial ionization zones 60 Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia 29 Pelican nebula (IC 5070) 39 period 245

period-luminosity relationship 17,

61, 70, 72 period-mean density relation 58 Perkinje effect 170, 223 Perkinje, I.E. 170 phase 144, 245 Pherkab 22

photoelectric photometry (PEP) 19,

photometric cycle 144

Piggot, Edward 71

Plossl ocular 184

planetary nebula 40

planetary transit eclipsing systems

(EP) 151 p-mode 60 Pogson method 227 Pogson, Norman. 227 polars see AM Hercutis stars population 1 stars 77, 87, 92 population It stars 40, 87, 92 position angle error 222 post-asymptotic giant branch (AGB)

stars 88 preliminary charts 206 pre-main sequence (PMS) stars 43 pulsars 129, 135 pulsating variable stars 17, 57 PV Telescopii (PVTEL) stars 62,64, 83

Q Cyg (light curve) 108

R Aql 81

R Corona Borealis (RCB) stars 39, 49

R Corona Borealis (RCB) stars 39,

radial pulsation 58, 70, 75, 85

Ramsden ocular 183

rapid irregular (IS) variables 39, 48

Rayer, Georges 55

recurrent nova (RN) 98, 108

reflection effect 143

resolution 175

reversed charts 206

rho Leo (light curve) 67

rho Ophiuchus 9

rhodopsin 168

rich-held telescope 181

Rigel 22

118, 144, 150 Roche, Edouard 100 rod cells 166

rotating ellipsoidal stars 133 rotating variable stars 17, 127 ROTSE variable star survey 21 RPHS stars 62 RPHS stars 85 RR CrB 90

76, 85, 92 RR Tau (light curve) 48 RS Canum Venaticorum (RS)

stars 40, 51, 132, 156 RS Oph (light curve) 109 Russell. Henry Norris 14, 25, 86 RV Tau 90

RV Tauri (RV) stars 62, 64, 88, 93 RVb phenomenon 89 RX And (light curve) 121 RZ Leo Minoris stars 101, 105

S And 17 S Ant 155

S Doradus (SDOR) stars 26, 40, 53 Sagan, Carl 9 Scaliger, JJ. 212 Schonfeld, Eduard 6 Schwartzschild, Karl 14 semidetached binary 100, 119, 144 semiregular (SR) stars 57, 63, 64,

76, 77, 79, 90 sensitivity (light) 168 silicon variable stars 136 SIMBAD 162, 163, 210 Sirius 22 68 Her 145

slow irregular (L) stars 62, 64, 76 slow novae 108

Small Magellanic Cloud (SMC) 70 Smithsonian Astrophysical

Observatory catalog (SAO) 27 special purpose charts 207 spectral classification 24 spectroscopic binary stars 140 spherical aberration 179 SS Cyg (UGSS) stars 97.117,119,120 standard charts 206 STARF. project 21 STScI Digitized Sky Survey 214 S-type stars 77. 79

117, 118, 119 superhumps 124 supernova remnant (SNR) 112 supernovae 5, 7, 15, 17, 98, 102, 111 super-outburst 115 SV Sge (light curve) 33 SV UMa 90

Swiss Astronomical Society

(BBSAG) 171 SX Ari (light curve) 137 SX Arietis(SXARl) stars 129,130, 136 SX Her 90

SX Phoenicis (SXPHE) stars 63, 64,

74, 76, 87, 91 symbiotic phenomenon 125 symbiotic star see ZAND type variables SZ Mon (light curve) 89

TAur 107

T Cas (light curve) 33 T Tauri stars 7. 38 Tarantula nebula 9 Thome, ).M. 6 tidal bulge 99 titanium oxide (TiO) 89 Tremendous Outburst Amplitude Dwarf-Novae (TOADS) 102, 115 Triffid nebula (M20) 39 true field-of-view 178 Type 1 Cepheids 61, 71 Type 1 Supernovac 111, 113 Type II Cepheids 71, 73, 89 Type II Supernovae 111, 113, 163

U Gem (light curve) 120 U Geminorum (UG) stars 102, 117 U Mon 90

U Sge (light curve) 172 ultrashort-period Cepheids 75 United States Naval Observatory,

Flagstaff Station (USNO) 214 Universal time (UT) 193 USNO Finder Chart Service 209 UU Herculis (UUHER) stars 63. 64,

V 376 Peg 151, 152

V 398 Aur 46 VI343 Aql 160

VI494 Aql (Nova) 109

V2275 Cyg (Nova) 110

V2740 Sgr (Nova) 110

V3739 Sgr (Nova) 110

V390 Aur 132

V491 Per 132

V536 Mon 140

V616 Mon 161

V725 Tau 161

V801 Ara 159

V8I8 SCO 160

V884 Sco (light curve) 133

V926 Sco 159

valve mechanism 59 Variable Star Network

(VSNET) 255, 263 Variable Star Section of the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand (RASNZ) 257 Vela-Xl 161 Vindemiatrix 22 visual binary stars 140 V Sagittae stars (VSGE) 102, 121, 122

VV Scuiptoris stars 98 VV Scuiptoris (VYSCL) stars 118, 123

wave 52

wide-field tclescope 181 Wolf, Charles 55 Wolf, M. 103

Wolf-Rayet (WR) stars 40, 55 W UMa (light curve) 155 W Ursae Majoris (UMa) star 49,

129, 134, 143, 154 W Virginis (CW) stars 61, 64, 72, 73,74

WZ Sagittae (WZSGE) stars 102, 116, 123

X Cyg (light curve) 72

X Leo 8

YY Gem 133

Z And (light curve) 125 Z Andromedae (ZAND) stars 124 7. Aqr 90

7. Camelopardalis (UGZ) stars 101

102, 105, 117, 119 Z UMa (light curve) 91 zero-age main sequence (ZAMS) 47 zirconium oxide (ZrO) 77 Zubenelgcnubi 22, 27 ZZ Ceti (ZZCET) stars 15, 63, 64, 75, 85, 94

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