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AAVSO Special Notice #161

Outburst of the dwarf nova WX Cet
July 8, 2009

Hazel McGee (Guildford, UK) has reported that the infrequently
outbursting dwarf nova WX Cet is in outburst.  WX Cet was recorded at a
magnitude of 12.62 (clear filter, V zeropoint) on 2009 July 8.44375 (JD
2455020.94375).  The observation was obtained remotely with GRAS-001
(New Mexico).  Follow-up observations of this outburst are urgently
requested, including both visual estimates and instrumental photometry. 
CCD time-series observations capable of detecting possible superhumps
are particularly important.  Please obtain the highest signal-to-noise
data you can with the shortest exposures possible; filtered observations
are not required.


WX Cet is located at the following (J2000) coordinates:

RA: 01 17 04.20 , Dec: -17 56 23.0


Charts for WX Cet may be obtained via AAVSO VSP at the following URL:

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


Please report all observations to the AAVSO with the name "WX CET".


This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by M. Templeton.

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