January 31, 2008: Rod Stubbings (Tetoora Road, Victoria, Australia) reports via VSNET (vsnet-alert 9869) that the rarely outbursting UGSU star AQ CMi is in outburst. Stubbings reports that AQ CMi was at m(vis) = 14.6 on JD 2454496.978 (2008 Jan 31 11:28 UT). It is unclear whether the current outburst is a normal outburst or a superoutburst. The last confirmed normal outburst occurred on February 28, 2000, and the last confirmed superoutburst occurred in March 1997, nearly 11 years ago. Visual and CCD observations of this star are urgently requested, with an emphasis on CCD time-series observations if such are possible.
AQ CMi is located at RA: 07 14 34.80 , Dec: +08 48 06.0 (J2000)
Charts for this object may be generated with VSP:
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This AAVSO Alert Notice was prepared by Matthew Templeton and Michael Simonsen.
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