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Special Notice #391: Targets Remaining in Northern Dwarf Novae Campaign

December 2, 2014: AAVSO Alert Notice 505 ( announced the campaign on several northern dwarf novae by Deanne Coppejans and colleagues. This campaign, searching for radio jets in dwarf novae, has been moving very quickly! Thanks to your observations and timely notifications, three of the five sets of VLA observations available for the targets have been used on Z Cam, RX And, and YZ Cnc. The PI is extremely appreciative and thanks you all for your excellent work.

Special Notice #390: New possible WZ Sge variable ASASSN-14jv

November 10, 2014: Astronomer's Telegram (ATel) #6676 (B.J. Shappee et al. 2014) notes the discovery of ASASSN-14jv, a bright optical transient found at V=11.3 on 2014 November 9.19 (JD 2456970.69). This object is suspected to be a cataclysmic variable of the WZ Sge subtype. Shappee et al. note that the source is less than one arcsecond away from a g=19.1 magnitude source in the Kepler Input Catalog, suggesting a large amplitude typical of UGWZ stars.

Special Notice #389: Possible Supernova in NGC 4303 (M61) - PSN J12215757+0428185

October 29, 2014: The CBAT Transient Object Confirmation Page (follow-up page = reports the discovery of a possible supernova in M61 (NGC 4303) by Koichi Itagaki (Yamagata, Japan) on 2014 Oct. 29.8376 UT at magnitude 13.6 CCD unfiltered.

Coordinates:  R.A. 12 21 57.57   Dec. +04 28 18.5   (2000.0)

Alert Notice PEP #0: Multiwavelength monitoring of 2349+28 II Pegasi

October 4, 1991

Note: This Notice was originally titled:

It has been given the somewhat odd name "Alert Notice PEP #0" in 2014 so it will fit in with the other special PEP Alert Notices created by Aaron Price in 2001-2004. Eventually all of these special PEP Alert Notices will be renamed to something more consistent with Alert and Special Notice procotols. EOW 10/27/2014

Alert Notice 505: Monitoring of Northern dwarf novae for radio jets campaign

October 24, 2014: Ms. Deanne Coppejans (PhD candidate, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands) and University of Cape Town) and colleagues have requested AAVSO observer assistance in monitoring several dwarf novae in support of their campaign to observe them in outburst with the Very Large Array (VLA) to search for radio jets.

Special Notice #388: Outburst of VSX J213806.5+261957

October 23, 2014: Carey Chiselbrook (Georgia, United States; AAVSO observer code CCY) observed the WZ Sge-type dwarf nova VSX J213806.5+261957 in outburst at a visual magnitude of 9.7 on 2014 October 22.0590 (JD 2456952.55903). Prior to the outburst detection,  the last observation (also by CCY) indicated the star was not in outburst less than 24 hours prior (mvis < 13.8 at JD 2456951.6326).

Special Notice #20: Possible Supernova in UGC 4904 (Lynx) [Sn 2006jc]

October 11, 2006: Daniel W. E. Green, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, reports (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram 666) that S. Nakano, Sumoto, Japan, reports the discovery of a possible supernova in UGC 4904 by K. Itagaki, Teppo-cho, Yamagata, Japan, at unfiltered CCD magnitude 13.8 on images taken around Oct. 9.752 UT using a 0.60-m f/5.7 reflector. Itagaki reported that nothing is visible at this location on the Digitized Sky Survey.

Special Notice #19: Confirmation Needed of Possible VY Aqr Outburst

October 7, 2006: Akira Imada reports in a post to the VS-Net Alert Discussion Group that H. Maehara has observed VY Aqr in outburst (V=12.46 on Oct. 07.56330). AAVSO observers are asked to observe this field both visually and with a CCD and report their observations as soon as possible. The latest reported AAVSO observation is <13.8 visual on Oct. 04.8201 by Eddy Muyllaert (MUY).

Special Notice #18: Rare Outburst of 0829+53 SW UMa

September 14, 2006: The SU UMa-type cataclysmic variable SW UMa is in superoutburst, according to observations reported by Patrick Schmeer, Bischmisheim, Germany, and a confirming observation reported by Stanislaw Swierczynski, Dobczyce, Poland.

Coordinates: R.A. 08:36:42.74 Decl. +53:28:38.1 (2000)

Recent observations (visual) reported to the AAVSO include:

AUG 21.8757, <13.5, D. Naillon, Lithons, France;

SEP 12.1400, <13.0, P. Schmeer, Bischmisheim, Germany;

13.1490, 10.8, Schmeer;

Special Notice #17: Supernova 2006ej in NGC 191A (Cetus)

August 24, 2006: Daniel W. E. Green, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, reports (Central Bureau Electronic Telegram 603) that R. Mostardi, H. Khandrika, and W. Li report the LOSS discovery of an apparent supernova on unfiltered KAIT images taken on Aug. 23.39 UT (at mag 16.4) and 24.38 UT (mag 14.7). A KAIT image taken on Aug. 14.40 UT showed nothing at this position down to limiting mag 19.3.

SN 2006ej, which is offset 6.2" west and 4.6" south of the nucleus of NGC 191A, is located at: R.A. 00:38:59.77 Decl. -09:00:56.6 (2000)


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