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Special Notice #359: OR And monitoring needed for HST/COS campaign

June 12, 2013: Among the research options in the HST/COS CV campaign underway are observing two VY Scl stars in the low state, the only time the white dwarf is observable. OR And is now in its low state, at 18th V magnitude as of 2013 June 11 UT.

Alert Notice #480: MR UMa superoutburst coverage requested for HST observations

March 8, 2013:  Dr. Boris Gaensicke (Warwick University) has requested observations of the currently-outbursting SU UMa-type cataclysmic variable MR UMa in preparation for and support of HST observations scheduled for the week 2013 April 4-7.

Special Notice #330: Next HST/COS targets are IR Com and BB Dor

February 2, 2013:  Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 471 (http://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-471), the next HST/COS target is the SU UMa-type dwarf nova IR Com. HST/COS observations are scheduled for:

     IR Com   2013 February 8 00:38:46 through 05:57:49 UT

IR Com is an eclipsing SU UMa-type dwarf nova. According to observations in the AAVSO International Database, it reaches V magnitude 18-19 at minimum. IR Com can be as bright as 13.5 V at maximum.

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