Variable Star Reporting and Recording Organizations

  • Gerry A. Good
Part of the Patrick Moore’s Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)


“Each observation is unique and can never be repeated.” This statement expresses the underlying significance of each observation that you make. However, it is not only the actual observation that is unique but also your personal experience each night. Every night of observing will be a memorable affair. You may be with friends or a family member, you may be observing at a new location, you may witness in solitude, a meteor’s fall from the heavens or an aurora resulting from solar activity two days earlier. Each of these different situations, and myriad others, will define many nights of observing that you will want to remember. Don’t lose something important because you didn’t record its happening. Make it a habit to write down in you log or record book everything that is not mundane. You won’t regret it.


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