The continuous monitoring of variable stars requires observations from diﬀerent sites due to daylight, bad weather conditions, etc. Thus international campaigns are organized (see e.g. AAVSO) to collect data of objects of interest, like novae, young stars, transiting exoplanets, or any type of variable stars.
In our group you will have the chance to participate in photometric and/or spectroscopic campaigns.
Light curve of RX Andromedae, 28.11.2016
Available setups are:
- 20cm Boren–Simon astrograph, SDSS and Johnson–Cousins ﬁlter set, Atik 383L+ CCD
- 20cm SC OTA with LHIRES III spectrograph
Recent studied objects are:
- Wolf–Rayet star WR134
- dwarf nova RX And
- young star RZ Psc