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Special Notice #170: Possible outburst of the dwarf nova EG Cnc

AAVSO Special Notice #170

Possible outburst of the dwarf nova EG Cnc
October 12, 2009

The WZ Sge-type dwarf nova EG Cancri has been reported in outburst by Ian Miller (Swansea, Wales).  He reported EG Cnc at a magnitude of 14.3 on 2009 October 12.138 (JD 2455116.638).  Observations of EG Cnc are urgently requested at this time, including visual estimates, and CCD photometry and time-series observations.  The last major outburst occurred in November 1996, and exhibited multiple rebrightenings as is observed in the WZ Sge class.   

Charts for EG Cnc may be obtained via AAVSO VSP: http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/index.html?pickname=EG%20Cnc

Please report all observations promptly to the AAVSO.

A follow-up Alert Notice [AAVSO Alert Notice 407] may be issued later today.

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by M. Templeton.
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