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Late Superhumps in WZ Sge

The following message was sent by Dr. Tom Marsh (Dept. of Physics, University of Warwick) to the AAVSO Discussion Group on Wed., Aug. 15, 2001:

Dear Observers,

Special Notice #367: Outburst of the UGWZ star UZ Bootis

July 26, 2013

Carey Chiselbrook (CCY; Georgia, United States) reports via the AAVSO Forums that the WZ Sge-type variable UZ Bootis is in outburst.  It was observed visually at magnitude 12.8 on 2013 Jul 26 02:00 UT (JD 2456499.58194).  The outburst was confirmed by Walter MacDonald (MDW; Ontario, Canada) imaged the field and found UZ Boo at V=12.69 03:25 UT (JD 2456499.6394).  Observations of UZ Bootis -- both visual estimates and CCD time series -- are encouraged throughout the outburst.

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