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LPV of the Month - December 2019 - Y Per

Y Per

by Rich Roberts

Y Per is a unique carbon star (C4,3e(R4e)) with a long history of AAVSO coverage. Y Per is located at RA 3:27:42.39 and DEC +44:10:36.5, so it can only be enjoyed by those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Y Per is listed as a Mira star in VSX; however, this may no longer be the case. VSX also lists the magnitude range from 8.1 to 11.3; however, in the last 10 years the star has ranged between 8.5 and 10.5.

Alert Notice 686: B-band photometry of TYC 2597-735-1 urgently needed

November 19, 2019

AAVSO Forum thread (scroll to the bottom of a thread for latest posts):
- Campaigns and Observation Reports:

Dr. Keri Hoadley (California Institute of Technology) requests AAVSO observers' assistance in obtaining B-band images of the star TYC 2597-735-1 over the next few weeks. This campaign needs to be accomplished before the target becomes unobservable in the West.

AAVSO Alert Notice 685: EM Cyg monitoring requested

NOTES: Dr. Ruiz-Carmona communicated that this campaign is concluded as of December 19, 2019. - Elizabeth O. Waagen, December 19, 2019

Dr. Ruiz-Carmona communicates that they would like to observe EM Cyg after another outburst to obtain further data. Please continue to monitor EM Cyg as instructed below until further notice. - Elizabeth O. Waagen, December 2, 2019

November 8, 2019

Alert Notice 684: Photometry requested for campaign on V1491 Cyg

Note: This campaign is continued until 2040 (very longterm!).  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, 16 April 2020

November 1, 2019

AAVSO Forum threads (scroll to the bottom of a thread for latest posts):
 - Campaigns and Observing Reports:
 - Young Stellar Objects: