Observing Variable Stars

Gerry A. Good

With 55 Figures


Cover illustration: An artist's impression of an cclipsing variable star.

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data Good, Gerry A. Observing variable stars. - (Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series)

1. Variable stars - Observers' manuals 2. Variable stars -Amateurs' manuals I. Title 523.8'44 ISBN 1-85233-498-3

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Good, Gerry A., 1954-Observing variable stars / Gerry A. Good, p. cm. - (Patrick Moore's practical astronomy series, ISSN 1617-7185) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1-85233-498-3 (alk. paper)

1. Variable stars - Observers' manuals. I. Title. II. Series. QB835.G58 2003

523.8'44-dc21 2002190895

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