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AAVSO Special Notice #229

Outburst of FS Aurigae

January 24, 2011: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 428 (2010 Nov 30), the dwarf nova FS Aurigae appears to be in outburst.  The outburst was detected by P. Lake (Wonga Park, Victoria, Australia) at V=14.332 on 2011 Jan 24.0902 (JD 2455585.5902), and confirmed shortly after by R. Campbell (Largo, FL, USA) at V=14.372 on Jan 24.1254 (JD 2455585.6254).  Follow-up time-series observations are encouraged.  Any and all filters may be used for time-series including clear, but V filter is preferred.  Please continue to follow FS Aur throughout its outburst until it returns to quiesence.

FS Aur is located at the following (J2000) coordinates:

    RA: 05 47 48.32 , Dec: +28 35 11.6

Charts for FS Aur may be plotted using VSP:

    http://www.aavso.org/vsp

Please promptly submit all observations to the AAVSO International Database using the name "FS AUR".


This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by M. Templeton.

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