13 relations: American Association of Variable Star Observers, Apparent magnitude, Apus, Constellation, Epoch (astronomy), General Catalogue of Variable Stars, Hipparcos, International Celestial Reference System, RV Tauri variable, Star, Variable star, Variable star designation, 2MASS.
Since its founding in 1911, the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) has coordinated, collected, evaluated, analyzed, published, and archived variable star observations made largely by amateur astronomers and makes the records available to professional astronomers, researchers, and educators.
The apparent magnitude of a celestial object is a number that is a measure of its brightness as seen by an observer on Earth.
Apus is a small constellation in the southern sky.
A constellation is a group of stars that are considered to form imaginary outlines or meaningful patterns on the celestial sphere, typically representing animals, mythological people or gods, mythological creatures, or manufactured devices.
In astronomy, an epoch is a moment in time used as a reference point for some time-varying astronomical quantity, such as the celestial coordinates or elliptical orbital elements of a celestial body, because these are subject to perturbations and vary with time.
The General Catalogue of Variable Stars (GCVS) is a list of variable stars.
Hipparcos was a scientific satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), launched in 1989 and operated until 1993.
The International Celestial Reference System (ICRS) is the current standard celestial reference system adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
RV Tauri variables are luminous variable stars that have distinctive light variations with alternating deep and shallow minima.
A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.
A variable star is a star whose brightness as seen from Earth (its apparent magnitude) fluctuates.
Variable stars are designated using a variation on the Bayer designation format of an identifying label (as described below) combined with the Latin genitive of the name of the constellation in which the star lies.
The Two Micron All-Sky Survey, or 2MASS, was an astronomical survey of the whole sky in the infrared spectrum and one of the most ambitious such projects.