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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.

Special Notice #358: BD Pav obs critial tonight

June 12, 2013: Based on your observations, the HST/COS team will be making the final decision tomorrow morning (2013 June 13) whether to observe BD Pav.

Your observations tonight (June 12/13) are CRITICAL. HST/COS is scheduled to observe the eclipsing dwarf nova BD Pav:

BD Pav 2013 June 14 04:40:42 through 09:46:09 UT

If you can observe BD Pav, a few V-band snapshots would be sufficient and very helpful. BD Pav is 15.4V at minimum and 12.4V at maximum.

Special Notice #355: V1108 Her next HST COS target followed by BD Pav

May 31, 2013: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 471 (http://www.aavso.org/aavso-alert-notice-471)and AAVSO Special Notice #354 (http://www.aavso.org/aavso-special-notice-354), HST/COS is scheduled to observe the WZ Sge-type cataclysmic variable V1108 Her:

V1108 Her  2013 June 6 09:32:19 through 13:42:14 UT

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE HAS BEEN REVISED FROM SPECIAL NOTICE #354.

Special Notice #352: Correction to target name in Special Notice #351

May 8, 2013: In AAVSO Special Notice #351 (http://www.aavso.org/aavso-special-notice-351), one of the upcoming HST/COS targets was referred to as ASAS1600-48. The name of this system as found in VSX is ASAS J160048-4846.2. Please use this name when reporting observations to the AAVSO International Database. Many thanks.

ASAS J160048-4846.2, scheduled to be be observed 2013 Jul 8 UT, is a WZ Sge-type variable and is 17.9V at min and 12.6V at max.

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