Lightcurve of the week 118

2021-04-15T21:09:12+01:0015 April 2021|

The HOYS winter target that is visible the longest each spring is NGC2264 (The Christmas Tree Cluster). Within it there is a large variety of young and variable stars. Amongst [...]

Lightcurve of the week 116

2021-04-01T11:52:43+01:001 April 2021|

This week's featured light curve is not a young star. Instead we are looking at the Mira type variable, KS Cyg.  These type of stars are pulsating giants with periods [...]

Lightcurve of the week 115

2021-03-24T11:35:39+00:0024 March 2021|

This week we have a timely look at one of the Gaia photometric alerts. In particular Gaia21bkd, which was published in the evening of March 18. The Gaia light curve [...]

Lightcurve of the week 114

2021-03-17T22:16:15+00:0017 March 2021|

This week we revisit one of the old friends of the light curve of the week feature. The star 2MASS J21383981+5708470 projected onto the target region IC1396A (the Elephant Trunk [...]

Lightcurve of the week 111

2021-02-26T17:55:06+00:0026 February 2021|

One of the ongoing science projects with the HOYS data is the search for periodic variables in the Pelican Nebula. Here we show one of the easiest to find, characterise [...]

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