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New campaign on UXor 2MASS J06593158-0405277

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New campaign on UXor 2MASS J06593158-0405277

AAVSO Alert Notice 518 announces a new observing campaign on the UX Ori-type T Tauri star 2MASS J06593158-0405277. Multicolor photometry and visual observations are requested of this star (V=11.4, K=7.6). Please see the Alert Notice for details.

Good observing,

Elizabeth Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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Close companion


There is another star at about 1.4 arcminutes to the NNE of the target star. See the attached screenshot of a DSS image from Aladin. Is this to be included in the magnitude measurement?  What is the desired protocol? I think it will be too close for most of us to exclude with our typical seeing and plate scales. 

Brad Walter, WBY

Lew Cook
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Nemesis spreadsheet

A long time ago in a galaxy far away, I wrote a spreadsheet for removing the effects from the light of a star -fainter than the target star- called nemesis.xls .

I did this when WZ Sge had its last major outburst. There is a star close to WZ Sge that sounds much like the present situation. There are two catches: 1) the target star must be brighter than the companion star and 2) the magnitude of this nemesis star must be known.

IF this can help, it is available at   .


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