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AAVSO Special Notice #200

Outburst of the infrequently outbursting dwarf nova KX Aquilae
March 9, 2010

Observer Tomas L. Gomez (Madrid, Spain) reports that the infrequently
outbursting dwarf nova KX Aql is currently in outburst.  Gomez detected
the star at an unfiltered magnitude of 13.58 on 2010 March 9.242 UT
(JD 2455264.742).  This system has been poorly observed over the past few
months; the most recent observation of KX Aql was also by T.L. Gomez,
who reported a fainter-than unfiltered magitude of < 15.12 on 
2010 February 20.2617 (2455247.7617).  Thus the starting time of the 
current outburst is not yet known.

The properties of this system are poorly known and observations are 
encouraged.  Time-series photometry is especially encouraged in case the
object exhibits superhumps or other short-term variability that could
provide clues as to the nature of this system.


KX Aql is located at the following (J2000) coordinates:

        RA: 19:33:53.66 , Dec: +14:17:47.8


Charts for KX Aql may be plotted using AAVSO VSP:

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


Please report all observations to the AAVSO using the name "KX AQL".


This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by Matthew Templeton.

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