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Special Notice #394: Observations of b Persei urgently requested

January 12, 2015: Photometry by P. Benni (AAVSO observer code BPAD; Massachusetts, United States), D. Collins (CDK; North Carolina, United States), F. Campos (CFRA; Catalunya, Spain), and F. Melillo (MFR; New York, United States) suggest that b Persei may have entered eclipse around JD 2457033.6 (2015 January 11.1 UT). Time-series photometric observations of this bright star are urgently requested beginning immediately, and continuing for the next two weeks (through at least 2015 January 26 UT) and possibly beyond.

Alert Notice 506: Alpha Com eclipse observing campaign

January 16, 2015:  THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE SEE AAVSO SPECIAL NOTICE #395 FOR DETAILS.

 

December 5, 2014: Drs. Matthew W. Muterspaugh and Gregory W. Henry (Tennessee State University) have requested AAVSO observers' assistance in monitoring the possible Algol-like binary star alpha Com before, during, and after the eclipse they have predicted for mid-to-late January 2015.

Alert Notice 504: Epsilon Aur monitoring during predicted pulsation phase

CONTINUED THROUGH 2017

September 17, 2014: Dr. Robert Stencel (University of Denver Astronomy Program) has requested that AAVSO observers monitor epsilon Aurigae from now through the end of the observing season.

Alert Notice 321: Multicolor CCD campaign for AS 325 to support Spitzer observations

July 13, 2005

Summary
We request nightly BVRI CCD observations of the symbiotic eclipsing binary star AS 325 until December 1, 2005. The goal of the campaign is to determine the nature of this enigmatic system by looking for changes in color during the current eclipse and also to support upcoming observations with the Spitzer Space Telescope planned for September.

AS 325 is at R.A. = 18:50:03.6 Dec. = -26:24:18 (2000).

Alert Notice 322: Multicolor CCD campaign for AM Her to support XMM Newton observations AND BP Hyi eclipsing binary campaign

July 14, 2005

SUBJECT:
1. MULTICOLOR CCD CAMPAIGN FOR AM HER TO SUPPORT XMM NEWTON OBSERVATIONS
2. BP HYI ECLIPSING BINARY CAMPAIGN


1. MULTICOLOR CCD CAMPAIGN FOR AM HER TO SUPPORT XMM NEWTON OBSERVATIONS

Summary
The polar AM Her is going to be observed with the XMM Newton satellite observatory later this month. We have been asked to coordinate multicolor CCD ground based photometry during the observing periods.

Alert Notice 472: Monitoring of HD 5980 requested for multiwavelength campaign

October 19, 2012:  Dr. Noel Richardson (Universite de Montreal, formerly at Georgia State University) has requested monitoring of the Small Magellanic Cloud eclipsing binary HD 5980 (in Tucana) as part of a multiwavelength campaign he is coordinating to study this unusual system. Dr. Richardson writes:

Special Notice #252: Upcoming Eclipse of Zeta Aurigae

September 8, 2011:

Jeff Hopkins (Hopkins Phoenix Observatory, Phoenix, AZ) communicates regarding the upcoming eclipse of the 4th-magnitude binary system zeta Aurigae. He writes:

AAVSO Eclipsing Binary Ephemeris for 2011 available

The 2011 AAVSO Eclipsing Binary Ephemeris, prepared by Gerry Samolyk, is now available online at

http://www.aavso.org/eclipsing-binary-ephemerides

Good observing!

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