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Alert Notice 513: Request for observations of GW Lib in support of HST observations

March 18, 2015: Dr. Paula Szkody, University of Washington, has requested our help in monitoring the cataclysmic variable GW Lib for upcoming Hubble Space Telescope observations, scheduled to be made during the window 2015 April 22-25 UT. Dr. Szkody also observed this object with HST in March 2011 and March 2010 (see AAVSO Alert Notices 433 and 417, respectively).

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 #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 #199: Request for monitoring of GW Lib in support of HST Observations

March 8, 2010: Further to Alert Notice 417, the AAVSO requests intensive monitoring observations of the cataclysmic variable GW Librae beginning immediately (2010 March 9.0 UT; JD 2455264.5) and continuing through 2010 March 12.5 (2455268.0). These observations are in support of the Hubble Space Telescope Cosmic Origins Spectrograph observations of GW Lib planned for 2010 March 11 UT. Space Telescope ground controllers will need to know that GW Lib is fainter than V=15 in order to proceed with the planned observations.

Special Notice #385: SBS 1108+574 HST/COS observations crucial NOW

May 13, 2014: The HST/COS observations of the cataclysmic variable SBS 1108+574 described in AAVSO Alert Notice 501 and Special Notice #384 are scheduled for 2014 May 16 06:19:04 - 15:16:56 UT.


Special Notice #384: SBS 1108+574 HST/COS obs next week

May 9, 2014: The HST/COS observations of the cataclysmic variable SBS 1108+574 described in AAVSO Alert Notice 501 have been pushed back a few days. The new exact time of the observations is:

                 SBS 1108+574      2014 May 16 06:19:04 - 15:16:56 UT

Alert Notice 184: Brightening of YY Dra (= DO Dra) AND Requests for monitoring (SS Cyg, EX Hya, VW Hyi, AM Her)

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