January 26, 2018: AAVSO member/observer Adolfo Darriba (Madrid, Spain) informs us that Dr. Dave Thompson, Multiwavelength Coordinator for the Large Area Telescope (LAT) of NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Telescope, on behalf of the Fermi LAT Collaboration has called for observations of the blazar 3C 279, which is undergoing a major gamma-ray flare.
November 17, 2017
Event: Nova in Vela (ASASSN-17mt) and associated observing campaign
Discovered by: ASAS-SN (K. Z. Stanek (Ohio State University) et al.; ATel #10772)
Discovery magnitude: V=11.3, using data from the quadruple 14-cm "Cassius" telescope at CTIO, Chile
Discovery date: 2017 September 24.39 UT