NSV 11749: Slow Nova or FU Ori Variable?
David B. Williams
Box 58, Whitestown, IN 46075
at the 94th Spring Meeting of the AAVSO, March 26, 2005; received May 16, 2005;
accepted May 19, 2005
Abstract Observations of NSV 11749 from Harvard photographic
plates reveal that in 1899 this variable began to brighten gradually to 12th
magnitude (blue), remained at maximum for four years, then gradually declined
to 17th magnitude or fainter. The light curve alone is insufficient to
determine whether this variable is a very slow nova, an FU Ori star, or
possibly a unique type. Further photometry and especially spectroscopy are
needed to classify this unusual variable.
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