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0959+68 CH UMA IN OUTBURST!

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BRJ
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0959+68 CH UMA IN OUTBURST!

For the first time in over 4 years this dwarf nova is finally experiencing an outburst! Last evening I recorded the star at 10.7 magnitude, likely near the peak of a normal maximum. The last definitely recorded outburst according to the AAVSO's database occurred in early 2011. Prior to that time outbursts had been recorded very regularly at about yearly intervals with only one or two missed since this star was added to the AAVSO's program many years ago. Being circumpolar from mid northern latitude it seems improbable that as many as 3 or 4 recent maxima might have been missed. I had previously called attention to this peculiar situation some time ago within these web pages.

J.Bortle   (BRJ)

 

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