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Special Notice #399: GK Per in outburst

March 12, 2015: The old nova GK Per (N Per 1901), which has dwarf nova outbursts, is going into outburst, according to observations submitted to the AAVSO International Database:

Alert Notice 505: Monitoring of Northern dwarf novae for radio jets campaign

October 24, 2014: Ms. Deanne Coppejans (PhD candidate, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands) and University of Cape Town) and colleagues have requested AAVSO observer assistance in monitoring several dwarf novae in support of their campaign to observe them in outburst with the Very Large Array (VLA) to search for radio jets.

Special Notice #388: Outburst of VSX J213806.5+261957

October 23, 2014: Carey Chiselbrook (Georgia, United States; AAVSO observer code CCY) observed the WZ Sge-type dwarf nova VSX J213806.5+261957 in outburst at a visual magnitude of 9.7 on 2014 October 22.0590 (JD 2456952.55903). Prior to the outburst detection,  the last observation (also by CCY) indicated the star was not in outburst less than 24 hours prior (mvis < 13.8 at JD 2456951.6326).

Special Notice #15: V1316 Cyg Monitoring Campaign

July 14, 2006: Gary Poyner, Jeremy Shears and David Boyd (all BAA-VSS) have requested help in monitoring the dwarf novae V1316 Cyg for outbursts in the current observing season.

Typically, V1316 Cyg experiences many brief outbursts that can last from less than a day to 3 days with an amplitude of less than 2 magnitudes. Poyner et al. have recently authored a paper describing this behaviour for the Journal of the BAA. It is available online in preprint form at this URL:

Special Notice #3: Possible New Nova/Dwarf Nova in Hya

January 27, 2006: Grzegorz Pojmanski, 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 = 10h 22m 22s DEC = -15d 42'.4 (assumed J2000) on Jan 26.245 UT at magnitude 12.219 in V.

Complete ASAS-3 CCD V observations of the new object:

Jan 23.260 <14 Jan 26.245 12.219 Err: 0.047

Jan 27.346 12.476 Err: 0.084

Jan 27.349 12.492 Err: 0.076

Jan 27.352 12.469 Err: 0.084

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


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