Special Notice #65: Support for HST Observations of PQ Andromedae

September 10, 2007: We have been informed by Dr. Paula Szkody that science observations of PQ Andromedae with the Hubble Space Telescope have been scheduled for this coming Wednesday, September 12, 2007 and Thursday, September 13, 2007 (UT). Dr. Szkody requests intensive coverage of this object through the night of September 11/12, 2007 (Tuesday/Wednesday UT) which is when the final decision will be made on whether PQ Andromedae is in quiescence and is deemed safe to observe.

Please use the observing constraints given in Alert Notice 356 as a guide when making observations. As stated in the Alert Notice, both positive detections *and* fainter-than estimates of PQ Andromedae are useful for this campaign. The primary requirement is that we can show that PQ And is faint enough to safely observe with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Alert Notice 356 is available at the following URL: http://www.aavso.org/publications/alerts/alert356.shtml

PQ Andromedae (0223+39) is at R.A. 02:29:29.61 , Dec +40:02:40.0

Charts for PQ Andromedae may be generated using VSP: http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/index.html?pickname=PQ%20And

For more information on this campaign, visit the following URL: http://www.aavso.org/news/pqand.shtml

This campaign is being organized at AAVSO HQ by Dr. Matthew Templeton.



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