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AAVSO Newsletter 68, April 2016, is published

AAVSO Newsletter 68, April 2016 is now available to members

The AAVSO Newsletter is a periodic, general forum that supports our various observing programs with lists of new targets, observing programming ideas, and general information that spans a wide area of interest. Guest writers contribute pieces that can range from current events to book reviews.

Remote Access Links for the 2016 Spring Meeting

This year's spring meeting will begin on Thursday evening, May 5, at 6pm CDT (23:00 UT), with a keynote address by Dr. Horace Smith, Professor Emeritus of Michigan State University and a noted expert on RR Lyrae stars. Dr.

Solar Bulletin - Volume 72, Number 03

The March Solar Bulletin is now available. Please visit the Solar Bulletin web page to download your copy:

https//www.aavso.org/solar-bulletin

The March SID Data report is available here: https://www.aavso.org/sid-database

Special Notice #415: T CrB brighter and bluer - monitoring requested

April 8, 2016: The symbiotic recurrent nova T CrB has entered a super-active state, and it is brighter and bluer than it has been since before its last outburst in 1946. Multicolor and visual ongoing observations are requested.

Alert Notice 542: Continuing observations requested for KIC 08462852

April 8, 2016: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 532, the AAVSO is requesting ongoing time-series observations of the enigmatic variable object KIC 08462852 (= KIC 8462852) beginning immediately and continuing through at least the end of 2016.

Details on KIC 08462852 (V=11.88) were given in Alert Notice 532.

Observations are requested in order to study not only the aperiodic fading events but also the behavior of the star outside of these events.

Special Notice #414: SS Cyg monitoring continues for radio campaign

April 5, 2016: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 536, close monitoring of the cataclysmic variable SS Cyg is urgently requested. Immediate notification of the beginning of the anticipated outburst is crucial and is requested.

The success of the multiwavelength (radio and optical) observing campaign on SS Cyg underway depends on immediate reporting of outburst behavior to trigger multi-site radio observations.

Charts and Sequences Team Update April 2016

The charts and sequences team has been busy over the last several months preparing new sequences for newly discovered objects and revised sequences intended to improve existing sequences. If you observe any of these objects please update your charts and/or sequences.

Free Access to the May 5 Keynote Address at the AAVSO Spring Meeting

The theme of this year’s spring meeting is Pulsating Stars. The meeting will begin on Thursday evening at 6pm CDT with a keynote address by Dr. Horace Smith, Professor Emeritus of Michigan State University and a noted expert on RR Lyrae stars. Dr.

Special Notice #242: SN 2011dh = Supernova in M51 = PSN J13303600+4706330

June 3, 2011: As an update to AAVSO Special Notice #241 (http://www.aavso.org/aavso-special-notice-241), the supernova in M51 has been designated SN 2011dh. Discovery, classification, and observation information have been published in IAU CBET 2736 (Daniel W. E. Green, ed.).

Coordinates: 13:30:05.08 +47:10:11.2  (J2000.0)
Coordinates source is Silverman et al., ATEL 3398

Observations should be submitted to the AAVSO International Database using the name SN 2011dh.

Thank you and good observing!

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