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Charts and Sequences update March 2011

 

The following stars have new or revised sequences since Feb. 02, 2011.
If you observe any of these stars, please update your charts as soon as possible.
This batch of updates includes many stars visible from the southern heisphere only.
 

SN2011b

 

new sequence

Special Notice #236: HST observations scheduled for SDSS074545

March 4, 2011: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 431, Dr. Paula Szkody, University of Washington, informs us that the time of the HST observations of SDSS074545 has been set for 5:22-9:32 UT on 2011 March 13. This is Saturday night March 12/13. The ground observations to confirm that the object is not in outburst - and allow the HST observations to take place - will then need to take place on Friday, March 11/12.

Two new jaavso preprints...

ej 139: Recent Maxima of 56 Short Period Pulsating Stars (G. Samolyk)

http://www.aavso.org/ejaavso139

 

ej 138: The Z CamPaign: Year 1 (M. Simonsen)

http://www.aavso.org/ejaavso138

View your VPHOT data with VStar!

A new version of VStar has just been released, and along with it, a plugin that will allow you to upload data to plot in the AAVSO Extended File Format. Which means... you can now view your data as output by VPHOT.

To download VStar or read more about it, please visit this page: http://www.aavso.org/vstar-overview

AAVSO Bulletin 74 for 2011

Predicted Dates of Maxima and Minima of 381 Long Period Variables for 2011

Alert Notice 431: Request to monitor SDSS074545 for HST Observations

February 25, 2011: Dr. Paula Szkody (University of Washington) has requested our help in monitoring the cataclysmic variable SDSS074545 (SDSS J074531.91+453829.5) for upcoming Hubble Space Telescope observations. The HST observations are scheduled to be made during the week of 2011 March 7-14. Dr. Szkody also observed this object with HST in October-November 2007 (see AAVSO Alert Notice 359).

20 Million Observations

On Feburary 19, 2011 the number of observations in the AAVSO International Database surpassed the 20 million mark. It is fitting that this milestone was achieved during our 100th anniversary. Below is some information about the achievement.

VSP Improvements

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