I have been gearing up to start doing variable star photometry. I've been imaging a mixed assortment of variable stars in the eastern evening sky at my location. I am starting out using a DSLR controlled by an ASIAir Pro. For image analysis I'm using ASTAP (thanks Han). I extract the green channel and work with that, reporting my observations as TG to the AAVSO. I've only done 5 stars so far but my measurements seem in line with what others are getting.
I'm interested in your thoughts about how to generate a collection of stars to observe. AAVSO says this is one common problem with beginners, but I didn't find their suggestions too helpful. What is a good strategy for picking stars to measure other than looking at a list and picking something that is in my sky at the time I'm out. I don't have access to the entire sky due to obstructions and currently my observing is limited to times before around 11 PM.
Edited by btschumy, 10 February 2022 - 12:49 PM.