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The Contribution of Amateur Astronomers to the Study of Variable Stars

  • Dominique Proust
  • Emile Schweitzer
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The observation of variable stars is one of the most important and the most fruitful areas of stellar astronomy. The contribution of large numbers of visual observations is a determining factor in drawing up light-curves, the latter being the key to the interpretation of the process of variability within these stars.


Accretion Disk Variable Star Planetary Nebula Fruitful Area Symbiotic Star 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominique Proust
    • 1
  • Emile Schweitzer
    • 2
  1. 1.Département d’Astrophysique Extragalactique et de CosmologieObservatoire de MeudonMeudon Principal CedexFrance
  2. 2.Association Française des Observateurs d’Etoiles VariablesF-StrasbourgFrance

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