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AAVSO Special Notice #170

Possible outburst of the dwarf nova EG Cnc
October 12, 2009

The WZ Sge-type dwarf nova EG Cancri has been reported in outburst by
Ian Miller (Swansea, Wales).  He reported EG Cnc at a magnitude of 14.3 on
2009 October 12.138 (JD 2455116.638).  Observations of EG Cnc are urgently
requested at this time, including visual estimates, and CCD photometry and
time-series observations.  The last major outburst occurred in November
1996, and exhibited multiple rebrightenings as is observed in the WZ Sge
class.   

Charts for EG Cnc may be obtained via AAVSO VSP:

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


Please report all observations promptly to the AAVSO.

A follow-up Alert Notice may be issued later today.

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by M. Templeton.

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