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AAVSO Special Notice #97

Outburst of the WZ-type dwarf nova HV Vir
February 14, 2008

The infrequently outbursting WZ Sge-type dwarf nova HV Vir is
currently in outburst.  HV Vir was detected in outburst by
Rod Stubbings (Tetoora Road, Victoria, Australia) at a visual
magnitude of 11.5 on 2008 Feb 14.601 (JD 2454511.101; 
vsnet-alert 9912), and was confirmed by Akira Arai et al 
(KANATA team; vsnet-alert 9913) at V = 12.4 on 2008 Feb 
14.6389 (JD 2454511.1389).  The most recent observations of 
HV Vir in the AAVSO International Database indicate the star
was fainter than m(vis)=14.8 on 2008 Feb 10.147 (JD 2454506.647;
Gary Poyner, Birmingham, England, UK).  Visual and instrumental
observations of this rare outburster are requested, including
instrumental time-series photometry.

HV Vir is located at RA: 13 21 3.10 , Dec: +01 53 30.0 (J2000).


Charts for HV Vir may be plotted with VSP:

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


Recent observations of HV Vir may be obtained here:

http://www.aavso.org/cgi-bin/newql.pl?name=HV%20Vir&output=html

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by Matthew Templeton.

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