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Help us test the New Chat Room

We would like to do one more test of the new AAVSO chat software before we officially go live with it and we need your help!! 

We'd like to get a chat going with a large group of people so if you are free today at 5:30 pm Eastern, please take a few minutes to visit: http://www.aavso.org/general-chat 

Be sure to let us know of any issues you have - either via the chat, by email, or using the "contact us" form on the AAVSO web page.

30 Min Downtime at 1700UTC 6 Dec

The AAVSO network, including the website, will be unavailable for about 30 minutes at 1700UTC (1200EST) on 6 December for the installation of a new network card in the firewall.

Thanks!
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Doc Kinne

Special Notice #226: Request for observations of FS Aurigae

December 4, 2010: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 428, the star FS Aurigae appears to be entering outburst.  The star was in quiescence on 2010 December 3.22 (JD 2455533.72; V = 16.3, G. Lubcke) but had risen to V=14.9 on 2010 December 4.23 (JD 2455534.73; R. Campbell).  Subsequent observations by H. McGee and A. Novichonok have confirmed that FS Aur is rising.  Time series observations of FS Aurigae are encouraged at this time; any and all filters may be used including clear, but V filter is preferred.

AAVSOnet Online Discussion Forum

We have created an online forum for discussion of AAVSOnet topics. Arne will moderate the forums, post announcements regarding AAVSOnet systems and answer any questions you have. If you have any interest or questions about AAVSOnet, please stop by. No question is too silly.

Special Notice #225: A new UGWZ candidate in Pisces

December 1, 2010: A bright transient in Pisces was discovered by K. Itagaki at an unfiltered magnitude of 12.3 on 2010 November 30.50663 UT (JD 2455531.00663; reported by H. Yamaoka in vsnet-outburst 11854). The object was confirmed at V=12.1 by A. Oksanen (Muurame, Finland) shortly afterward (vsnet-outburst 11855), and I. Miller (Swansea, Wales, UK) reported the presence of superhumps with period 0.0571 day (reported by T. Kato, vsnet-outburst 11859). As noted by Yamaoka and by R.

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