eclipsing binary

Special Notice #406: KIC 02856960 entering eclipse window

August 7, 2015:  Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 525, we are entering the critical period of observations for KIC 02856960.  Time series observations are urgently requested for this eclipsing binary beginning immediately (2015 August 07, JD 2457242) and continuing for the next five days, through the end of 2015 August 12.

Alert Notice 525: Observing Campaign on KIC 02856960

July 31, 2015: The AAVSO requests time-series observations of the eclipsing binary system KIC 02856960 beginning immediately, with intensive coverage urgently requested during the window of 2015 August 8.0 through August 12.0.  Observations are requested on behalf of an international campaign coordinated by Dr.

Special Notice #394: Observations of b Persei urgently requested

January 12, 2015: Photometry by P. Benni (AAVSO observer code BPAD; Massachusetts, United States), D. Collins (CDK; North Carolina, United States), F. Campos (CFRA; Catalunya, Spain), and F. Melillo (MFR; New York, United States) suggest that b Persei may have entered eclipse around JD 2457033.6 (2015 January 11.1 UT). Time-series photometric observations of this bright star are urgently requested beginning immediately, and continuing for the next two weeks (through at least 2015 January 26 UT) and possibly beyond.

Alert Notice 506: Alpha Com eclipse observing campaign

January 16, 2015:  THIS CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE SEE AAVSO SPECIAL NOTICE #395 FOR DETAILS.

 

December 5, 2014: Drs. Matthew W. Muterspaugh and Gregory W. Henry (Tennessee State University) have requested AAVSO observers' assistance in monitoring the possible Algol-like binary star alpha Com before, during, and after the eclipse they have predicted for mid-to-late January 2015.

Alert Notice 504: Epsilon Aur monitoring during predicted pulsation phase

Note: A thread for this campaign has been created in the AAVSO Campaigns and Observation Reports discussion forum: https://www.aavso.org/eps-aur-monitoring

CONTINUED AT LEAST THROUGH 2021  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, 17 April 2020

September 17, 2014: Dr. Robert Stencel (University of Denver Astronomy Program) has requested that AAVSO observers monitor epsilon Aurigae from now through the end of the observing season.

Alert Notice 321: Multicolor CCD campaign for AS 325 to support Spitzer observations

July 13, 2005

Summary
We request nightly BVRI CCD observations of the symbiotic eclipsing binary star AS 325 until December 1, 2005. The goal of the campaign is to determine the nature of this enigmatic system by looking for changes in color during the current eclipse and also to support upcoming observations with the Spitzer Space Telescope planned for September.

Alert Notice 322: Multicolor CCD campaign for AM Her to support XMM Newton observations AND BP Hyi eclipsing binary campaign

July 14, 2005

SUBJECT:
1. MULTICOLOR CCD CAMPAIGN FOR AM HER TO SUPPORT XMM NEWTON OBSERVATIONS
2. BP HYI ECLIPSING BINARY CAMPAIGN


1. MULTICOLOR CCD CAMPAIGN FOR AM HER TO SUPPORT XMM NEWTON OBSERVATIONS

Summary
The polar AM Her is going to be observed with the XMM Newton satellite observatory later this month. We have been asked to coordinate multicolor CCD ground based photometry during the observing periods.

Alert Notice 398: Eclipse of epsilon Aurigae

July 10, 2009

The bright, long-period, eclipsing binary star epsilon Aurigae is predicted to begin its next eclipse late July or early August of 2009. The AAVSO is participating in a global campaign to record this eclipse as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 celebrations, organized by the Citizen Sky project (http://www.citizensky.org). Epsilon Aurigae is now past solar conjunction and has reappeared as a morning object.