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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Sun, 06/13/2021 - 12:46

Possible there are some observers, who are interested to contribute to a new long-term monitoring campaign of rho Cas. Attached is the Halpha RV and EW monitoring of the past combined with the newest state.

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Ernst Pollmann

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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
rho Cas campaign - AAVSO Alert Notice 746

AAVSO Alert Notice 746 announces an observing campaign (spectroscopy, photometry, visual observations) on the yellow hypergiant rho Cas. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

There are threads for this campaign under the following forums:

- Campaigns and Observation Reports: https://www.aavso.org/rho-cas-campaign
- Spectroscopy: https://www.aavso.org/rho-cas

Please subscribe to these threads if you are participating in the campaign so you can be updated by the astronomer and by HQ. Join in the discussion or ask questions there!

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
rho Cas observations

Hi Ernst,

Are we observing Halpha exclusively or are there other regions of interest?

Thanks

Dave

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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
rho Cas observations

Hi Dave,
the first and primary aim of the campaign should be, to catch any possible ejections events as quick as possible and to document. 
If we are successful in certain cases I suggest to take quick contact with the professional astronomy (A. Lobel et al., A. Aret et al., V. Klochkova et al.), they do have the corresponding analytical experience to suggest, what additional wavelenght regions should be monitored.

Ernst