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Six nova-like variables campaign

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Six nova-like variables campaign

AAVSO Alert Notice 652 announces an observing campaign on six nova-like variables in support of Chandra observations. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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Chandra in Safe mode - stay tuned for campaign updates

Chandra went into safe mode today. Depending on the cause and on how long Chandra will be down, Dr. Mukai's campaign may be impacted. Since we don't know how long (or short) the interruption may be, please continue to take a few snapshots of KQ Mon during the observing window this week and through the end of October.

We'll keep you posted of further developments via this forum.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth

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KQ Mon observation w/Chandra postponed

Chandra is operational again, but the observation of KQ Mon has been postponed to a future date to be determined.  So for now, an occasional snapshot of KQ Mon is all that is needed, as for the other stars in the campaign (AN 652).

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth

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EC 21178-5417 being observed with Chandra December 5-6

AAVSO Alert Notice 658 reports that EC 21178-5417, one of the novalike variables to be observed with Chandra in Dr. Koji Mukai's campaign (AAVSO Alert Notice 652), has been scheduled for observation with Chandra 2018 December 5-6 UT. Please see Alert Notice 658 for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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KQ Mon being observed with Chandra January 29-30

AAVSO Alert Notice 659 reports that KQ Mon, one of the novalike variables to be observed with Chandra in Dr. Koji Mukai's campaign (AAVSO Alert Notice 652), has been scheduled for observation with Chandra 2019 January 29-30 UT. Please see Alert Notice 659 for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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KQ Mon close companions

Using the 24-inch Rapid Response Robotic Telescope (RRRT) at the University of Virginia Fan Mountain Observatory under good seeing and V filter on the night of 2019 Jan. 26 there shows a faint companion inside the appropriate sized photometry aperture for KQ Mon.  Rough measures put the ~15.2 magnitude companion at 2.7 arc seconds distance and about 345 degree postion angle.  A second much fainter companion is located at about the same distance and at 110 degrees.  Nothing shown on even the G scale chart.

Jim DeYoung (DEY)

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Correction to time of KQ Mon observation

In AAVSO Alert Notice 659 on KQ Mon being observed with Chandra, the dates were correct (January 29/30) but the times were wrong. AAVSO Alert Notice 661 gives the corrected time as well as other pertinent information. My apologies for the error!

Good observing,

Elizabeth

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Chandra observing 1SWASP J022916.91-395901.4 March 11-12

AAVSO Alert Notice 663 reports that 1SWASP J022916.91-395901.4, one of the novalike variables to be observed with Chandra in Dr. Koji Mukai's campaign (AAVSO Alert Notice 652), has been scheduled for observation with Chandra 2019 March 11-12 UT. Please see Alert Notice 663 for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and Good observing,

Elizabeth O. Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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