The VSS community have developed or identified a huge number of resources that can assist you when undertaking variable star research. Please see the following pages which cover a variety of subject areas.
VSS is not the only variable star organisation (although the only one focusing on the southern hemisphere!). The following organisations mayt be of use to you as you explore various aspects of variable stars.
A variety of techniques can be used in variable star observing and the following guides are provided to assist you in refining the use of them.
The following notification and alert groups may be of assistance.
Bob Nelson is well known to the variable star observing community, and many of his software tools and spreadsheets have been fundamental to the planning and analysis phases of VSS projects.
VSS is proud to provide Bob a new digital home for his tools, spreadsheets, so...
The following catalogues and databases may be of assistance when planning observations.
The following software tools and calculators may be of assistance when planning observations or reducing data.
If you are interested in working with exoplanets, these resources may be of assistance.
Like any astronomical enterprise, we are subject to the weather. The following services may be of assistance. If you know of others, please email the webmaster with a description and links.