spectroscopy

Alert Notice 689: R Aqr monitoring needed in support of HST and Chandra observations

Note:  Continued observations in all bands (particularly B and V) and spectroscopy are extremely important. Please continue nightly observations until further notice.  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, 31 January 2020

Note: The exact schedules for the Chandra and HST observations of R Aqr (Alert Notice 689) are as follow:

Chandra (UT)  Note that this date is EARLIER than given in Alert Notice 689.
12 Jan 2020 00:13:21.409 - 12 Jan 2020 14:06:41

Alert Notice 678: V694 Mon (MWC 560) photometry and spectroscopy requested

Note: The Chandra observations took place, and Dr. Karovaska requests continued monitoring of V694 Mon (MWC 560) until further notice.  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, 17 April 2020

Note: V694 Mon (MWC 560) is scheduled to be observed with Chandra the week of 2020-January-27 - February-03 UT. Please see AAVSO Alert Notice 692 for more information.  -  Elizabeth O. Waagen, January 22, 2020

September 11, 2019

Alert Notice 673: SS Cyg photometry and spectroscopy requested to complement TESS monitoring

July 25, 2019

AAVSO Forum threads (scroll to the bottom of a thread for latest posts):
  -   Campaigns and Observing Reports: https://www.aavso.org/ss-cyg-tess-2019
  -   Cataclysmic Variables: ss-cyg-tess-2019-01

Dr. Stella Kafka (AAVSO) has requested multicolor photometry and spectra of the dwarf nova SS Cyg to complement monitoring by the TESS satellite taking place now to mid-September.

Alert Notice 665: R Aqr observations needed urgently

Note: Dr. Margarita Karovska (Center for Astrophysics|Harvard & Smithsonian) is also urgently requesting BVRI photometry, visual observations, and spectroscopy of R Aqr through (at least) the end of the observing season. - Elizabeth O. Waagen, August 5, 2019

Note: R Aqr is out of its seasonal gap and is increasingly observable. Continued coverage is requested as described below until further notice. - Elizabeth O. Waagen, May 3, 2019

Alert Notice 655: Anticipated secondary eclipse of b Persei by its third star in November 2018

Note: Text revised October 30 to include date and time on which the predicted eclipse window is centered. It was further revised November 2 to correct the SAO number of b Per and to correct the position of the check star. - E. O. Waagen

Alert Notice 589: R Aqr coverage needed for HST and Chandra observations

Note: This campaign has been extended through the 2018 observing season.

August 4, 2017: Dr. Margarita Karovska (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) has requested "visual, photometric, and spectroscopic observations of the symbiotic variable R Aqr in preparation for and in support of Chandra and HST observations currently scheduled for October 2017."