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Special Notice #229: Outburst of FS Aurigae

January 24, 2011: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 428 (2010 Nov 30), the dwarf nova FS Aurigae appears to be in outburst.  The outburst was detected by P. Lake (Wonga Park, Victoria, Australia) at V=14.332 on 2011 Jan 24.0902 (JD 2455585.5902), and confirmed shortly after by R.

Message From The Committee Chair

For more information please contact AAVSO Headquarters (aavso@aavso.org)

Update of AAVSO Supernova Search Committee Web page November 1999 by the Rev. Robert Evans, then Committee Chair


The original web page for the AAVSO Supernova Search Committee contains a range of materials, including the text of the AAVSO Supernova Search Manual, and several other items of news about aspects of amateur supernova research.

Supernova Search Observing Program

For more information contact AAVSO Headquarters (aavso@aavso.org)

Page under construction; updated information and links coming soon.

Search Area Location Chart

Nova Hunter's Handbook

Search Area Location Chart

The American Association of Variable Star Observers
Nova Search Section
Search Area Location Chart

Search area location charts will help you organize your nova search observing program. Each area is numbered and represents an area of the Milky Way whose dimensions are approximately 10 degrees of declination by one hour of right ascension. Use these charts to document areas of the heavens you are searching.

 

One Man's Nova Patrol Reprint

Nova Hunter's Handbook

The following article is a reprint from the Journal of the AAVSO, Vol. 7, No. 2. We acknowledge and thank the editor of the Journal of the AAVSO for graciously allowing us to reprint this article for the benefit of our observers and readers.

Peter L. Collins
Mt. Hopkins Observatory
Tucson, AZ 85721

"One Man's Nova Patrol"

Abstract

A Spirit of Search Reprint

Nova Hunter's Handbook

The following article is a reprint from the Journal of the AAVSO, Vol. 10, No. 1, 25, 1981. We acknowledge and thank the editor of the Journal of the AAVSO for graciously allowing us to reprint this article for the benefit of our observers and readers. Kenneth C. Beckmann
201 West Springfield
Union, Missouri 63084

"A Spirit of Search"

Abstract

Ghost Ship Gazette, Volume 1, Issue 1 Reprint

A Newsletter for those who wish to discover a nova

1994

Editor:Reverend K.C. Beckmann
Lewiston, Michigan
Volume 1, Number 1

Discovery of a Nova

Excerpts From AAVSO Newsletter Number 10, January 1993.

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