AAVSO Inernational Database

Alert Notice 408: Deep fading event in the cataclysmic variable TT Arietis

October 13, 2009

The VY Sculptoris-class cataclysmic variable TT Ari has begun its first large decline since its deep minimum of 1982-1985.  Observations of TT Ari are urgently requested.  The 1982-1985 event reached a minimum of m(vis)=15.5, where it remained for approximately 3.5 years. Observers are asked to closely follow TT Ari through its current decline, and to continue monitoring TT Ari if and when it reaches a stable minimum.

Alert Notice 409: V5584 Sgr = Nova Sagittarii 2009 Number 4

October 29, 2009


Event: Nova in Sagittarius (V5584 Sgr = N Sgr 2009 No. 4)

Discovered By: Koichi Nishiyama, Kurume, Fukuoka-ken, Japan, and F. Kabashima, Miyaki-cho, Saga-ken, Japan

Discovery Date: Oct. 26.439 UT (two frames from Oct. 26.439 and 26.440)

Discovery Magnitude: unfiltered CCD magnitude 9.3, using a 105-mm f/4 camera lens

Special Notice #363: HS 2214+2845 (= V513 Peg) obs critical now

July 16, 2013: Based on your observations, the HST/COS team will be making the final decision tomorrow afternoon (2013 July 17) or the next morning whether to observe the dwarf nova HS 2214+2845 = V513 Peg on:

V513 Peg (HS 2214+2845) 2013 July 18 21:08:59 through July 19 01:04:23 UT

V513 Peg is 16.8V at minimum and 12.5V at maximum. Please monitor V513 Peg closely through July 19.

Special Notice #275: Possible Nova in Scutum = PNV J18562170-0852300

April 12, 2012:  Tom Krajci (KTC, Cloudcroft, NM) reports that a possible nova in Scutum has been announced on the IAU CBAT TOCP page (http://www.cbat.eps.harvard.edu/unconf/tocp.html) as PNV J18562170-0852300. It was discovered at unfiltered magnitude 9.7 on 2012 April 12.7954 UT by Y. Sakurai, Japan, on two 10-second exposures using a digital camera + 180-mm f/2.8 lens. Nothing was visible on an image taken 2012 Apr. 9.79 UT.

Alert Notice 435: V5588 Sgr = Nova Sagittarii 2011 No. 2 = PNV J18102135-2305306 [V5588 Sgr]

Apri1 3, 2011

Event: V5588 SGR = NOVA SAGITTARII 2011 No. 2 = PNV J18102135-2305306  [V5588 Sgr]

Discovered by: Koichi Nishiyama, Kurume, Japan, and Fujio Kabashima, Miyaki, Japan

Discovery Date: ~ 2011 March 27.832 UT

Discovery Magnitude: unfiltered CCD magnitude mag 11.7 on two 40-s unfiltered CCD frames using a 105-mm f/4 camera lens (+ SBIG STL6303E camera)

Position: R.A. = 18:10:21.35, Decl. = -23:05:30.6 (equinox 2000.0)

Special Notice #227: Unusual Behavior of FS Aur - Outburst Imminent?

January 3, 2011: The campaign to monitor activity of the peculiar cataclysmic variable FS Aurigae, as announced in AAVSO Alert Notice 428 (see also AAVSO Special Notice #226), continues. Principal Investigator Dr. Vitaly Neustroev reports that the campaign is going well, and that he is very appreciative of your observing efforts and contributions.

Special Notice #226: Request for observations of FS Aurigae

December 4, 2010: Further to AAVSO Alert Notice 428, the star FS Aurigae appears to be entering outburst.  The star was in quiescence on 2010 December 3.22 (JD 2455533.72; V = 16.3, G. Lubcke) but had risen to V=14.9 on 2010 December 4.23 (JD 2455534.73; R. Campbell).  Subsequent observations by H. McGee and A. Novichonok have confirmed that FS Aur is rising.  Time series observations of FS Aurigae are encouraged at this time; any and all filters may be used including clear, but V filter is preferred.