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EG Cancri in outburst (12.5 mag)!

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EG Cancri in outburst (12.5 mag)!

EG Cancri (UGWZ)
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?view=detail.top&oid=4955

Visual magnitude estimates by P. Schmeer, Bischmisheim, Germany:
CNCEG 20180930.15 <134 SPK
CNCEG 20181005.147 125 SPK
Sequence: AAVSO
Instrument: 203-mm SCT

Latest ASAS-SN Sky Patrol (Shappee et al. 2014ApJ...788...48S and Kochanek et al. 2017PASP..129j4502K) observations: https://asas-sn.osu.edu/light_curves/6f4d1979-75d1-4df0-9293-af613c682621
CNCEG 20180924.633 <15.59V ASN
CNCEG 20180925.486 <16.16g ASN
CNCEG 20181001.621 <16.16V ASN

The previously recorded superoutburst was detected by me on 1996 Nov. 30 (IAUC 6513):
http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/iauc/06500/06513.html

Time-resolved photometry is urgently required.

Clear skies,
Patrick

MUY
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EG Cnc

We'd better change EG Cnc to SPK Cnc... :-) 

Nevertheless nice catch Patrick! 

Cheers,

Eddy

 

SPK
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Confirmation by Robert J. Modic

Thank you, Eddy.
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[vsnet-obs 88173] CCD Observations for October 5

Object YYYYMMDD(UT) Mag Obs Chart Remarks
CNCEG 20181005.485 12.49V MRV HENDEN T5; Err 0.02; Outburst
Instruments: TAK EPSILON 250 w/ST-10XME, iTelescope.Net (T5)
Observer: Robert J. Modic (MRV), AAVSO

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