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BZ UMa

Special Notice #43: Possible Super Outburst of BZ UMa

April 14, 2007

The cataclysmic variable star BZ UMa is currently experiencing an outburst which is peculiar for that star. Historically, BZ UMa has outbursts every 312 +/-114 days (although it has been much more regular in the past decade). These outbursts are similar to regular UGSU outbursts with a fast rise and a short decay over four days and are absent of any superhumps or other periodicity. However, no superoutbursts of the type also associated with UGSU stars have been detected in BZ UMa despite good observational coverage since 1972.

Special Notice #14: BZ UMa Outburst

June 22, 2006: Based on the following observations, BZ UMa appears to be in outburst:

JUN 22.1986 V 11.36 +/- 0.02 GKA

JUN 22.8854 Unf. 11.5 (rough) VMT

Thanks to Keith Graham (GKA) for discovering the outburst, Tonny Vanmunster (VMT) for confirming it and Eddy Muyllaert (MUY) for bringing it to our attention.

Alert Notice 235: Rare outburst of 1950+32A EY Cygni AND Outburst of 0058+40 RX Andromedae AND Short outburst of 0846+58 BZ Ursae Majoris

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AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 235 (January 13, 1997)

RARE OUTBURST OF 1950+32A EY CYGNI

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