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Alert Notice 676: Nova in Orion: N Ori 2019 = PNV J06095740+1212255

Update: Nova Ori 2019 (PNV J06095740+1212255) has been assigned the name V2860 Ori, according to E. V. Kazarovets (Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences). Please use V2860 ORI in reporting your observations.  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, August 15, 2019

August 14, 2019

Alert Notice 653: Nova in Norma: N Nor 2018 = PNV J16143400-5330050

October 26, 2018

Event: Nova in Norma - N Nor 2018 = PNV J16143400-5330050

Discovered by: Robert Kaufman (Bright, Victoria, Australia)

Discovery magnitude: 10.5 (DSLR green channel, approximately visual band)

Discovery date: 2018 October 13.414 UT

Coordinates (2000.0): R.A. 16 14 32.91    Decl. -53 30 15.2   (from VSX)

Alert Notice 651: Monitoring of T Pyx needed for HST observations

September 27, 2018: Dr. Ed Sion (Villanova University) requests AAVSO observers' assistance in monitoring the recurrent nova T Pyx, beginning immediately, in support of upcoming HST observations.

The HST COS observations have been scheduled to take place during the window of 2018 October 4 - 6. It is essential to know the status of T Pyx in order for the HST team to safeguard the instrumentation and make a final decision about approving the COS observations.

Alert Notice 649: Dwarf nova outburst of GK Per (N Per 1901)

Note: The outburst suspected of possibly beginning in early October did not occur. Please continue to observe.  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, 29 October 2021

GK Per MAY be beginning an outburst; please continue to observe.  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, October 4, 2021

Although the 2018 outburst of GK Per has been over for some time, ongoing good coverage is requested.  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, 13 April 2020