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GK Persei

The New Star of the 20thCentury

GK<br />
Nova Remnant GK Per

Novae (2012 edition)


UX Ursae Majoris

The Eclipsing Nova-Like Variable UX Ursae Majoris

UX UMa<br />

VW Hydri

VW Hydri: Tops in the Dwarf Nova Superlatives

SU Ursae Majoris

WZ Sagittae

WZ Sge is in Rare Superoutburst!

WZ Sge Outburst
WZ Sge went into a rare outburst on July 23, 2001. At bottom right, star appears about 1.5 mag. fainter as on Aug 10.8 UT.

IP Pegasi

Then with nostrils wide distended,            
Breaking from his iron chain,            
And unfolding far his pinions,            
To those stars he soared again.            
Longfellow's "Pegasus in Pound."

AM Herculis

A man's friends are his magnetisms.
                 Emerson. Conduct of Life: Fate
AM Her<br />

U Geminorum



SS Cygni

"The stars that have most glory, have no rest." -Samuel Daniel in History of the Civil War


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