Alert Notice 208: AAVSO has new Internet address AND Request to monitor 0409-71 VW Hydri AND Request to monitor 2138+43 SS Cygni
THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VARIABLE STAR OBSERVERS
25 Birch Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Tel. 617-354-0484 FAX 617-354-0665
AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 208 (June 5,1995)
AAVSO HAS NEW INTERNET ADDRESS
The AAVSO is proud to announce that we are now fully accessible via the Internet.
Thanks to NASA Astrophysics Division and NASA Science Internet, we are connected to
the Internet as aavso.org.
Our new Internet site allows us to provide improved email communication. In addition, we
will shortly be establishing both an anonymous FTP site and a home page on the World
Wide Web, where users will be able to access electronic versions of AAVSO Alert Notices,
finder charts, and much more.
For requests, data submissions, or messages, please use the following addresses:
email@example.com => For all general inquiries.
firstname.lastname@example.org => For monthly and daily observation reports.
email@example.com => For all AAVSO data requests.
firstname.lastname@example.org => For all dues- and/or subscriptions-related items.
email@example.com => Messages to Janet Mattei.
All mail sent to our previous email addresses of "firstname.lastname@example.org" and
"email@example.com" is being forwarded automatically to our new address.
We look forward to serving our members, friends, and colleagues on the Internet.
REQUEST TO MONITOR 0409-71 VW HYDRI
Astronomers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have requested the help of our
southern hemisphere observers during the forthcoming observing run of VW Hyi with the
EUVE, Voyager, and ALEXIS satellites between June 23 and July 14. They are interested
to monitor VW Hyi with these satellites if it goes into outburst.
Please monitor VW Hyi closely between the above dates, and notify us immediately when it
becomes brighter than magnitude 12.5. Timely notification is crucial in order to schedule
the EUVE observations, especially since the following few outbursts will be short ones, as
VW Hyi recently had a superoutburst.
REQUEST TO MONITOR 2138+43 SS CYGNI
Astronomers at the IUE station in Vilspa, Spain, have requested our assistance in
monitoring SS Cyg, as they are interested in observing it with the IUE when it is
undergoing an anomalous outburst, that is, when it is slow in rising to maximum brightness.
Please keep a close eye on SS Cyg between now and the end of January 1996, and inform
us when you see it going into or in outburst, i.e., when it is brighter than 11.3.
Chart links are obsolete; 11/2013 create charts using VSP at http://www.aavso.org/vsp
The answering machine at AAVSO Headquarters is on nights and weekends for your
convenience. Please call our charge-free number (800-642-3883) to report your
observations. We also encourage observers to send observations by fax to 617-354-0665 or
by e-mail through the Internet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When telephoning in observations, please state the name of the star, the magnitude, and
the time of the observation. Please speak clearly. The preferred time is either your local
time (be sure to state the time zone and whether it is Standard or Daylight Savings Time)
or Universal Time. You do not need to give the designation of the star. Please also
include the comparison stars you have used in making the observation.
Many thanks for your efforts and your valuable observations.
Janet A. Mattei
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