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Working from home, I went through some old files (physical, paper ones, not this modern digital stuff), and came across the bulk of my old variable star observation records, the oldest dating back to October 1978. I remember getting the book "Astronomy with Binoculars" by James Muirden (the 1976 edition) and being fascinated by the variable star section, so promptly started observing the ones shown in the book (delta Cephei, Algol, TX Draconis, R Scuti and several more). Here is a sample of the R Scuti data

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And a light curve I made

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I must put these data in order, for old times sake, and draw some more light curves

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19 minutes ago, michael.h.f.wilkinson said:

I must put these data in order, for old times sake, and draw some more light curves

You'd be most welcome to upload them into the BAA Variable Star Section Database, Michael. That way they will be kept safe and made available to anyone that wants to study these stars now and in the future. 

Instructions on how to submit are here.

 

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An excellent find Michael. Adding them to the BAA database could be very valuable.

Dave

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