Alert Notice 332: Request to monitor V426 Oph for XMM Newton observations

January 18, 2006


Dr. Darren Baskill, University of Leicester, has requested optical observations of the cataclysmic variable star V426 Oph to coincide with upcoming XMM-Newton observations.

1803+05 V426 Oph is located at RA: 18:07:51.7 and Decl.: +05:51:48. (J2000)

Alert Notice 371: Support for XMM-Newton Observations of SS Aurigae

March 6, 2008: Dr. Patrick Godon (Villanova University / STScI) requests observations of the dwarf nova SS Aurigae (AAVSO Designation 0605+47) during the next several weeks in support of XMM-Newton X-ray observations. They request nightly visual and instrumental observations to determine whether the star was in outburst or quiescence during the observation scheduled for 2008 March 22/23 UT. Observations before, during, and after the scheduled X-ray observations will be used in their final analysis. Please begin observing now, and continue until at least April 5.

Alert Notice 414: Request for Observations of V405 Peg

December 17, 2009: Dr. Axel Schwope (Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam) requests time-series monitoring of the magnetic cataclysmic variable V405 Pegasi, beginning 2009 December 28 (JD 2455193.5) and continuing through 2009 December 30 (JD 2455196.5). These observations are requested in support of a planned XMM-Newton observation of V405 Peg on 2009 December 29 beginning at 18:51 UT (JD 2455195.2854) and continuing for 12.5 hours.

Alert Notice 488: Observations of AA Tau requested to schedule XMM-Newton

August 1, 2013: Dr. Hans Moritz Guenther (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) has requested nightly observations of the classical T Tauri star AA Tau in order to schedule x-ray observations with XMM-Newton that have been planned for between 2013 August 15 and September 15.

Alert Notice 452: Simultaneous observations of SU Aur and AB Aur requested for XMM-Newton

8 February 2012:  Dr. Hans Moritz Guenther, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has requested bracketing and simultaneous observations in support of XMM-Newton x-ray observations of the classical T Tauri star SU Aur and the close-by Herbig Ae star AB Aur scheduled for February 15 - 17, 2012. The targets are too bright to use the XMM optical monitor for simultaneous monitoring, so your observing assistance is essential for correlation of the x-ray data.