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The Impact of Long-Term Monitoring on Variable Star Research : Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Data Handling, Archiving - C. Sterken

The Impact of Long-Term Monitoring on Variable Star Research

Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Data Handling, Archiving

By: C. Sterken (Editor), Mart de Groot (Editor)

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Published: 31st May 1994
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Long-term monitoring is of fundamental significance in solving many important problems in astrophysics and, furthermore, has unequalled value in extending observational runs with small telescopes for the education of young astronomers in order to teach them how to secure high-quality observational data over many years. The Impact of Long-Term Monitoring on Variable Star Research contains reports based on the analysis of data collected in the visible, IR and radio measurement ranges, as well as the design and history of well known photometric systems. Though the reporting of novel results forms an important part of the book, there are also reports of eight discussion sessions covering more general areas, such as extinction monitoring, the problems of archival storage of astronomical data, service observation, the role played by long-term monitoring in graduate teaching and thesis supervision, the interplay between the great observational effort and theory, the contribution of LTM to new knowledge of fundamental data, and the increasing decommissioning of telescopes of modest aperture.

Preface
The Scientific Organising Committee
Conference Photograph
List of Participants
Long-Term Photometry of Variables: The story of HD 160529p. 1
New astrophysical insights based on historical and modern data of [eta] Carinae 1935-1992p. 19
Evidence for circumstellar disks around variable Herbig Ae/Be stars from long-term photometryp. 31
Ten years of monitoring southern Be stars: Results from the ESO LTPV projectp. 41
Long-term monitoring of the complex variations of Be starsp. 55
Long-term radio monitoring of Wolf-Rayet stars with non-thermal emissionp. 75
Long-term infrared photometry of WC stars making circumstellar dustp. 85
Photometric monitoring of Wolf-Rayet stars: Stromgren uvby and narrow-band photometryp. 101
Variability of Wolf-Rayet stars: constraints on the properties of hot-star windsp. 117
Long-term variability of Barium and S starsp. 143
A long-term photometric campaign approach to the study of symbiotic variablesp. 163
Long-term light and period variations of some contact binariesp. 177
Long-term monitoring of cyclic frequency variability in roAp stars at the Sutherland station of the South African Astronomical Observatoryp. 185
Long-term photometry of Ap starsp. 197
Problems and perspectives of long-term observations of Population I and II Cepheids, RR Lyrae-type and other luminous pulsating starsp. 213
The story of AI Velorum: A reviewp. 229
Long-term monitoring of the extreme galactic Cepheids V810 Centauri and V473 Lyraep. 247
Hot pulsating stars in the Geneva systemp. 255
Instrumental effects in stellar spectroscopyp. 269
Investigation of Luminous Blue Variables of the Magellanic Clouds during the past decade with LTPV, CASPEC and IUEp. 291
Fiber-linked echelle spectrographs: the ideal tool for high-resolution spectroscopic long-term monitoringp. 303
Spectroscopic monitoring of OBA starsp. 311
Multichannel multicolour photometry: Experiences from a long-term monitoring campaignp. 329
Long-term optical monitoring of Gamma-ray burst sourcesp. 347
Archives of variable-star observations - History, use and prospectsp. 353
Computerised very-long-term monitoring of variables and the Sonneberg Plate Archivep. 365
Lessons learned from 30 years of long-term variable-star photometryp. 379
Long-term aspects of multi-site campaignsp. 393
Geneva photometry and its homogeneityp. 405
Photometric monitoring: Accuracy, homogeneity and precision in existing long-term projectsp. 421
Stromgren photometry, galactic research, and variable starsp. 437
General Discussionp. 445
Resolutionp. 449
Indexp. 451
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ISBN: 9780792329138
ISBN-10: 0792329139
Series: NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES C: MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 457
Published: 31st May 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.98