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VSS Newsletter - July 2016 Size Filesize 2.81 MB
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  • From the director - Stan Walker
  • Recovery of FW Carinae – Mati Morel
  • SPIRIT – Paul Luckas
  • RR Lyrae light curve project – Victoria Wong
  • Nova discovered in Scorpius
  • ST Puppis revisited 3 June, 2016 – Stan Walker
  • Changes in L2 Puppis reflected in historic AO data - part 1 – Aline Homes, et al
  • The stellar detective – Tom Richards
  • Old friends and new mysteries – Tom Richards
  • The colours of BH Crucis – Stan Walker
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VSS Newsletter - April 2016 Version:1.01 Size Filesize 6.5 MB
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  • From the director - Stan Walker
  • Validation of variables discovered by McNaught – Mati Morel
  • Variable Stars South report to the Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section
  • VSS Symposium 4 – Phil Evans
  • Deciphering the enigma of QZ Car – Ed Budding
  • A toolbox for eclipsing binary stage 1 analysis – Jeff Byron
  • An improved method for correcting atmospheric extinction – Murray Forbes
  • O-C diagrams as a historical record of period changes – Stan Walker
  • U Carinae - an interesting Cepheid – Stan Walker, et al
  • Experimental modelling of bright southern EBs – Col Bembrick
  • TT Centauri - an interesting carbon Mira - Stan Walker, et al
  • CCD targets for May to July 2016 – Tom Richards
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VSS Newsletter - January 2016 Version:1.01 Size Filesize 1.87 MB
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  • From the director — Stan Walker
  • 4th Variable Stars South Symposium – Mark Blackford
  • Astrometric positions for certain NSV stars – Mati Morel
  • Dual maxima Miras for 2016 - and other targets? – Stan Walker
  • CCD targets for February to April – Tom Richards
  • Photometry of bright stars - Stan Walker
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Note: Due to a PDF processing error, the Editor's Comments did not format correctly.  They should have read as follows:

But stars are not the only things that change!  David Moriarty and Margaret Streamer have resigned as leaders of the EA Project. The reasons are set out in extracts from David’s email  "In my case, I find contact and near contact binaries very interesting and have been reading and studying papers on contact binary formation and evolution in order to write up my work with TW Cru over the past 5 years and more recently with BC Gru, RV Gru and V Gru. I am working now on papers on BC and RV Gru (the latter with Tom), as well as preparing for the work with UQ on the spectral project, for which V775 Cen and ST Cen are the principal targets. The latter are probably near contact, or close to being near-contact, binaries.  In future, I would like to expand observations and modelling of near contact and contact binaries as well as semi-detached binaries, i.e. studies appropriate to the  EW–EB project.

Margaret has now enrolled at ANU in a 4 year part time M.Phil. degree, which will include course work and research that will concentrate on her interests with the oscillating eclipsing binaries."

VSS Newsletter - October 2015 Size Filesize 3.64 MB
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  • From the Director - Stan Walker
  • VSS Symposium 4 - David O’Driscoll
  • A letter from the director of the AAVSO
  • Atmospheric Extinction – Mark Blackford
  • Visual Cepheid targets for beginners – Stan Walker
  • A call for closer monitoring of BV Cen – Alan Plummer
  • V854 Cen and Two Declines in 2015 – Peter Williams
  • Astronomy projects for students – Carl Knight
  • Distinction for student Cepheid project – Carl Knight
  • It’s about time – Phil Evans
  • A user’s guide to time, NTP servers and software (v1.2) – Blair Lade
  • EB and EW Eclipsing Binaries Project – Tom Richards
  • Q & A 
  • A weekend in Hawaii – Phil Evans
  • Publication watch
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VSS Newsletter - July 2015 Size Filesize 3.17 MB
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  • From the director — Stan Walker 
  • Honorary RASNZ member award 
  • Gaia & astrophysical implications - Stan Walker 
  • Improved data for NSV 3933 and 3936 – Mati Morel
  • AAVSO Spring meeting, Indiana, June 2015 – Andrew Pearce 
  • The EB & EW binaries project DSLR update – Mark Blackford 
  • A meeting with Stella Kafka (director AAVSO) – Alan Baldwin & Carl Knight 
  • CCD targets for July to September – Tom Richards 
  • CCD targets in the EB/EW project – Tom Richards 
  • Cepheid observing - a challenge for visual observers – Stan Walker 
  • The Red Dwarf challenge – Tom Richards 
  • Publication Watch 
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  • Hardware Watch 
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VSS Newsletter - April 2015 Size Filesize 4.9 MB
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  • From the director - Stan Walker
  • NSV 7590: Resolution of a mystery - Mati Morel
  • UU Vul recovered - Mati Morel
  • Dual maxima Mira stars in colour - Stan Walker
  • V1369 Centauri after 500 days - Stan Walker
  • eta Carinae - Stan Walker
  • QZ Carinae project - Mark Blackford, Ed Budding, Roger Butland and Stan Walker
  • Observing Betelgeuse in the near IR - Carl Knight
  • About VSS
VSS Newsletter - January 2015 Size Filesize 2.95 MB
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  • And now for someone completely different — Tom Richards
  • From the director — Stan Walker
  • Activities in 2014 – David Moriarty
  • Southern Eclipsing Binaries – EA Project – Margaret Streamer
  • Visual observations of the 2013 eclipse of BL Tel – Peter F Williams
  • Southern semi-regulars – a progress report – Aline Homes
  • Defocus for DSLR photometry – Mark Blackford
  • Why I hate German equatorials – Tom Richards
  • CCD targets in the EB/EW project – Tom Richards
  • Cepheid charts - can anyone help? – Stan Walker
  • R Hydrae - soon to be a dual maxima Mira star? – Stan Walker
  • Visual observations of Cepheids - an update – Stan Walker
  • About VSS
VSS Newsletter - October 2014 Size Filesize 2.86 MB
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  • From the director — Tom Richards
  • Editorial
  • O-B5 Stars in Centaurus: re-evaluation of published data - Mati Morel
  • Simplest CCD photometry - Tom Richards
  • CCD targets in the EB/EW Project - Tom Richards
  • Southern semi-regulars – a progress report – Aline Homes
  • SY Fornacis - a high galactic latitude binary star – Stan Walker
  • The long period variable - dual maxima Mira scene – Stan Walker
  • Bright Cepheids in the 2015 season – Stan Walker
  • Transforming magnitudes in the I passband – David Moriarty
  • The EB & EW binaries project update – Mark Blackford
  • The Orion Project - for serious amateur astronomy – Carl Knight
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VSS Newsletter - July 2014 Size Filesize 2.01 MB
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  • From the director — Tom Richards
  • Impressions of Whakatane conference – Stan Walker
  • An update on the bright Cepheid project – Stan Walker
  • Southern semi-regular variables – a chance for new science? – Aline Homes
  • The EB and EW binaries project – Mark Blackford (reported by Alan Baldwin)
  • Choosing the first target in the EB/EW CCD Project – Tom Richards
  • Irregular behaviour in the cosmic zoo – Alan Baldwin (reported by John Homes)
  • Southern eclipsing binary programme – Margaret Streamer & David Moriarty (reported by Alan Bladwin)
  • Using CCDs efficiently for snapshot work – Tom Richards
  • Discussion on possibilities for 2014 - Tom Richards
  • About VSS
VSS Newsletter - April 2014 Size Filesize 1.33 MB
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  • From the director — Tom Richards
  • Notes on NSV 24318 and NSV 24319 — Mati Morel
  • Recovery of poorly known variables from MVS — Mati Morel
  • Factors affecting novae ejecta — Carl Knight
  • Why Self-Correlation — John Homes
  • Cepheids with longer periods — Glen Schrader & Stan Walker
  • R Scuti - RVa - but just exactly what type of variable is it? — Stan Walker
  • V1369 Cen - a star which continues to surprise us — Stan Walker
  • The EB and EW binaries project — Mark Blackford & Tom Richards
  • Software Watch
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