Research is loosely organised into projects (established by project leaders, frequently with specific timeframes or goals) and programmes (established by programme coordinators, with ongoing goals and which may have related projects to investigate specific objectives).
Here’s the list of VSS research projects. Find a project that suits your interests, equipment and situation, and contact its project leader to find out about joining in.
Project Leader: Tom Richards
Rod Stubbings observed V745 Sco in outburst (mvis=9.0) on 2014 February 6.6 after observing it fainter than 13.0 24 hours prior. The nova has subsequently been confirmed by Paul Camilleri (CMQ) and Steve O’Connor (OCN), with more data coming in.
Jeno Sokoloski has requested as much photometry as possible and is also requesting spectroscopic follow-up from the community as well. Several professional researchers are already working on getting X-ray and radio data for this nova, and optical data from the AAVSO community will be very useful for comparison to other wavelengths.