Pulsating Variable Stars

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


Of all the variable stars, pulsating stars, especially the Mira (M) and semiregular (SR) stars, are probably the most observed by amateur astronomers. This claim is easily understood when you consider that well over 22,000 pulsating variable stars are cataloged within the GCVS and several million pulsating stars probably exist within the Milky Way. By any measure, this is quite a selection and would keep you busy for many lifetimes. As well as providing a large number from which to choose, many pulsating stars have large amplitudes making them an excellent choice for visual observation.


Light Curve Light Curf Spectral Type Globular Cluster Variable Star 
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  • Gerry A. Good

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