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Special Notice #327: HST/COS observations scheduled for U Gem

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January 24, 2013:  Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 475 (http://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-475),  HST/COS observations of U Gem have been scheduled for  2013 January 30 21:31:12 - 23:36:16 UT.

PI Dr. Michael Shara (American Museum of Natural History) writes: "All observations during the 24 hours leading up to, during, and after the observations will be very valuable. CCD data in U,B,V and I will be particularly appreciated." Observations are needed both to ascertain that U Gem is not in outburst at the time of the HST observations and to correlate and interpret the HST data.

Please observe U Gem and report your observations to the AAVSO International Database using the name U GEM.

Coordinates: R.A. 07 55 05.21   Dec. +22 00 04.8  (2000.0)

Charts may be created using the AAVSO Variable Star Plotter (http://www.aavso.org/vsp).

This AAVSO Special Notice was compiled by Elizabeth O. Waagen.

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