AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

The AAVSO High-Energy Network (Abstract)

Volume 32 number 1 (2004)

Aaron Price

Abstract

(Abstract only) The AAVSO is expanding its International Gamma-Ray Burst Network to incorporate other high energy objects such as blazars and magnetic cataclysmic variables (polars). The new AAVSO High Energy Network will be collaborating with the Global Telescope Network (GTN) to observe bright blazars in support of the upcoming GLAST mission. We also will be observing polars in support of the XMM mission. This new network will involve both visual and CCD observers and is expected to last for many years.