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Special Notice #2: Possible New Nova/Dwarf Nova in Cet

January 21, 2006: Bogumil Pilecki, Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory, reports on a possible new nova or dwarf nova discovered by the ASAS3V instrument. The previously unobserved object was first detected by ASAS3V at RA = 02h 33m 22s DEC = -10d 47'.0 (assumed J2000) on Jan 20.121 UT at magnitude 12.08 in V.
The new object has been confirmed by the following AAVSO CCD observations:
Jan 21.779 12.58 Err: 0.02 V David Boyd England
Jan 21.9136 13.18 Err: N/A Clear? Diego Rodriguez Spain

Special Notice #200: Outburst of the infrequently outbursting dwarf nova KX Aquilae

March 9, 2010: Observer Tomas L. Gomez (Madrid, Spain) reports that the infrequently outbursting dwarf nova KX Aql is currently in outburst. Gomez detected the star at an unfiltered magnitude of 13.58 on 2010 March 9.242 UT (JD 2455264.742). This system has been poorly observed over the past few months; the most recent observation of KX Aql was also by T.L. Gomez, who reported a fainter-than unfiltered magitude of < 15.12 on 2010 February 20.2617 (2455247.7617). Thus the starting time of the current outburst is not yet known.

Special Notice #211: Outburst of EX Hya

May 22, 2010: Rod Stubbings has reported that the infrequently outbursting dwarf nova EX Hydrae is in outburst. Stubbings reported the star at a visual magnitude of 9.4 on 2010 May 22.667 (JD 2455339.167) and it remained at 9.4 through May 22.721 (2455339.221). Both visual and instrumental observations of EX Hya are urgently requested. CCD observers, please obtain time-series photometry if at all possible. Please follow this outburst through its completion; EX Hya is known to have short outbursts, so this outburst may be very brief.

Special Notice #206: Request for photometry of the dwarf nova SS Cygni

April 21, 2010: Further to AAVSO Special Notice #204 (2010 April 15), we are requesting additional observations of the bright dwarf nova SS Cygni currently in outburst. SS Cyg is currently beginning a dwarf nova outburst, and observations of this star made with the EVLA have detected the source at radio wavelengths. Observations of SS Cyg have been scheduled with the VLBA on 2010 April 22 and April 23.

Special Notice #382: SDSS J100658.40+233724.4 observations crucial now

March 17, 2014: HST/COS is scheduled to observe the the U Gem-type dwarf nova
SDSS J100658.40+233724.4 this Thursday. Observations are scheduled for:

SDSS J100658.40+233724.4 2014 March 20 05:35:00 through 14:17:27 UT

Special Notice #381: HST/COS observations of SDSS J100658.40+233724.4

March 5, 2014: HST/COS are being scheduled for the U Gem-type dwarf nova SDSS J100658.40+233724.4, the 40th and final target of the major CV observing campaign organized in 2012 by Drs. Boris Gaensicke, Joseph Patterson, Arne Henden, and 13 other astronomers (see AAVSO Alert Notice 471 and note below). A precise time will be announced later, but the scheduled HST observing window is:

Special Notice #377: Reported outburst of the WZ Sge star AL Comae

December 6, 2013: Observer Carlo Gualdoni reports via the cvnet-outburst mailing list that the WZ Sge-type dwarf nova AL Comae is in outburst, with a magnitude of V=12.74 on 2013 December 6.185 (JD 2456633.1185).  Gary Poyner notes on the BAAVSS mailing list that this is the first observed outburst of AL Com since October 2007.  Both visual observations and CCD time series are encouraged.

Special Notice #376: HST observations of U Gem scheduled for December 6

December 2, 2013: Further to AAVSO Special Notice #318 (M. Templeton) and AAVSO Alert Notice 475 (E. Waagen), Dr. Michael Shara (American Museum of Natural History) informs us that HST/COS observations of the dwarf nova U Gem have been scheduled for 2013 December 6 UT (one day earlier than originally indicated in the December 2 posting to the AAVSO forums). The observations will take place:

Alert Notice 278: 1017-49 V383 Velorum (NSV 4834) = new dwarf nova

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AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 278 (November 20, 2000)

1017-49  V383 VELORUM (NSV 4834) = NEW DWARF NOVA

Alert Notice 290: Supernova 2001el in NGC 1448 (Horologium) AND Request to monitor cataclysmic variables for XMM-Newton observations

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AAVSO ALERT NOTICE 290 (September 20, 2001)

0341-44B  SUPERNOVA 2001el IN NGC 1448 (HOROLOGIUM)


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