Daniel W. E. Green, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, reports (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram 721) that N. Lee and W. Li report the Lick Observatory Supernova Search (LOSS) discovery of an apparent supernova on unfiltered KAIT images taken on Oct. 22.56 UT (CCD magnitude 12.7) and Nov. 5.50 UT (magnitude 13.2).
SN 2006mq is located 16.6" east and 124.3" south of the center of ESO 494-G26, at:
Daniel W. E. Green, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, reports (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram 711) that S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the discovery of a brightening star in Cassiopeia by Akihiko Tago, Ayabe, Tsuyama, Okayama-ken, Japan. Unfiltered CCD observations by Tago include October 25.538 UT, 10.7; 27.409, 10.5; 30.411, 8.8; 31.469, 7.5. Tago used a 70-mm f/3.2 lens and a Canon EOS 20Da digital camera (limiting magnitude 12).
Dan Green has asked for confirmation of a new object reported to the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams by astronomers at Crni Vrh Observatory of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Here are details:
position (2000): R.A. 03:29:12.26 Dec. +12:50:17.6 (Taurus)
magnitude: ~R magnitude ~14.9 (unfiltered CCD, approx. R magnitude)
date: Oct. 20.0 UT (4 images taken with 60-cm instrument)
Dr. Greg Laughlin (UCO Lick Observatory/Transitsearch.org) and Dr. David Blank (James Cook University) are conducting a photometric monitoring campaign for exoplanet transits of HD 13445. The windows for possible transitare:
December 11 20:51 - December 12 05:00 (UT)
December 27 14:58 - December 27 23:36 (UT)
HD 1334 is located at RA 02:10:14.4 and Dec. -50:50:0.5 (J2000).
June 3, 2016: Dr. Margarita Karovska (Harvard-Smithosonian Center for Astrophysics) is urgently requesting B and V photometry of the symbiotic variable CH Cyg from now until at least the end of August. Observations made twice a week are sufficient; time series observations are not needed. Spectroscopy would also be very welcome and appreciated.
May 25, 2016: Roque Ruiz-Carmona, the principal investigator on the observing campaign on 20 CVs that was announced in AAVSO Alert Notice 543, reports that the campaign has been revised due to telescope issues. He writes:
May 24, 2016: Roque Ruiz-Carmona (Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands) has requested AAVSO assistance with his campaign to observe a set of 20 cataclysmic variables (CVs) with the William Herschel Telescope (WHT) at La Palma TONIGHT.