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AAVSO Special Notice #133

Apparent Superoutburst of XZ Eri
November 25, 2008

The eclipsing SU UMa cataclysmic variable XZ Eri appears to be in superoutburst, according to an observation from Rod Stubbings, Tetoora Road, Victoria, Australia, reported via [vsnet-alert 10737], that shows XZ Eri at visual magnitude 15.0 on November 25.705 UT. Earlier observations reported to the AAVSO International Database include Nov. 19.2296 UT at <15.7 (R. Stanton, Three Rivers, CA) and Aug. 31.2329 at <18.0 CV (F. Gobet, Cestas, France). Typically XZ Eri is fainter than photographic magnitude 17.5 at minimum. The previous outburst (also a superoutburst) occurred on 2007 December 6.0102 UT, when XZ Eri reached CCD magnitude 14.7478 and was bright for at least 3 days. 

Visual observers and photometrists are urged to monitor this likely superoutburst and report their observations.

XZ Eri is located at RA: 04h 11m 25.80s , Dec: -15d 23m 22.0s (J2000)

Charts for XZ Eri may be generated with VSP:

http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/index.html?pickname=XZ%20Eri

Photometrists should use the table of photometry provided from the AAVSO Variable Star Database and downloadable via VSP.

Please report all observations to the AAVSO as XZ ERI (AUID 000-BBG-704).

Kato [vsnet-alert 10737] provides the following eclipse ephemeris:
Eclipse ephemeris (UT, geocentric):

 20081125 00:43:49
 20081125 02:11:53
 20081125 03:39:58
 20081125 05:08:02
 20081125 06:36:06
 20081125 08:04:10
 20081125 09:32:15
 20081125 11:00:19
 20081125 12:28:23
 20081125 13:56:27
 20081125 15:24:31
 20081125 16:52:36
 20081125 18:20:40
 20081125 19:48:44
 20081125 21:16:48
 20081125 22:44:53

 20081126 00:12:57
 20081126 01:41:01
 20081126 03:09:05
 20081126 04:37:10
 20081126 06:05:14
 20081126 07:33:18
 20081126 09:01:22
 20081126 10:29:27
 20081126 11:57:31
 20081126 13:25:35
 20081126 14:53:39
 20081126 16:21:43
 20081126 17:49:48
 20081126 19:17:52
 20081126 20:45:56
 20081126 22:14:00
 20081126 23:42:05

 20081127 01:10:09
 20081127 02:38:13
 20081127 04:06:17
 20081127 05:34:22
 20081127 07:02:26
 20081127 08:30:30
 20081127 09:58:34
 20081127 11:26:39
 20081127 12:54:43
 20081127 14:22:47
 20081127 15:50:51
 20081127 17:18:56
 20081127 18:47:00
 20081127 20:15:04
 20081127 21:43:08
 20081127 23:11:13

 20081128 00:39:17
 20081128 02:07:21
 20081128 03:35:25
 20081128 05:03:30
 20081128 06:31:34
 20081128 07:59:38
 20081128 09:27:42
 20081128 10:55:47
 20081128 12:23:51
 20081128 13:51:55
 20081128 15:19:59
 20081128 16:48:04
 20081128 18:16:08
 20081128 19:44:12
 20081128 21:12:16
 20081128 22:40:21

 20081129 00:08:25
 20081129 01:36:29
 20081129 03:04:33
 20081129 04:32:38
 20081129 06:00:42
 20081129 07:28:46
 20081129 08:56:51
 20081129 10:24:55
 20081129 11:52:59
 20081129 13:21:03
 20081129 14:49:08
 20081129 16:17:12
 20081129 17:45:16
 20081129 19:13:20
 20081129 20:41:25
 20081129 22:09:29
 20081129 23:37:33

 20081130 01:05:37
 20081130 02:33:42
 20081130 04:01:46
 20081130 05:29:50
 20081130 06:57:54
 20081130 08:25:59
 20081130 09:54:03
 20081130 11:22:07
 20081130 12:50:12
 20081130 14:18:16
 20081130 15:46:20
 20081130 17:14:24
 20081130 18:42:29
 20081130 20:10:33
 20081130 21:38:37
 20081130 23:06:41

 20081201 00:34:46
 20081201 02:02:50
 20081201 03:30:54
 20081201 04:58:59
 20081201 06:27:03
 20081201 07:55:07
 20081201 09:23:11
 20081201 10:51:16
 20081201 12:19:20
 20081201 13:47:24
 20081201 15:15:28
 20081201 16:43:33
 20081201 18:11:37
 20081201 19:39:41
 20081201 21:07:46
 20081201 22:35:50

 20081202 00:03:54
 20081202 01:31:58
 20081202 03:00:03
 20081202 04:28:07
 20081202 05:56:11
 20081202 07:24:16
 20081202 08:52:20
 20081202 10:20:24
 20081202 11:48:28
 20081202 13:16:33
 20081202 14:44:37
 20081202 16:12:41
 20081202 17:40:46
 20081202 19:08:50
 20081202 20:36:54
 20081202 22:04:58
 20081202 23:33:03

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by Elizabeth O. Waagen.

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