THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF VARIABLE STAR OBSERVERS 25 Birch Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Tel. 617-354-0484 Fax 617-354-0665 INTERNET: firstname.lastname@example.org * * * AAVSO NEWS FLASH * * * Subject: VW Hyi No. 15 April 29, 1996 ________________________________________________________________________________ VW HYDRI IN OUTBURST The dwarf nova VW Hyi has gone into outburst as indicated by the following observations: UT JD Mag. Observer APR 25.7799 2450199.2799 <12.9 (J. Hers, South Africa) APR 27.751 2450201.251 9.8 (D. Overbeek, South Africa) APR 28.1181 2450201.6181 9.2 (Hers) APR 28.7535 2450202.2535 8.8 (Hers) APR 29.1319 2450202.6319 8.8 (Overbeek) These observations seem to indicate a superoutburst. The last superoutburst of VW Hyi began on November 11/12, 1995, when the star reached magnitude 8.8 and was bright for approximately 14 days. Please monitor VW Hyi closely and phone-in, fax, or e-mail your observations to the AAVSO. Good Observing! Rebecca Pellock Technical Assistant in the absence of Janet A. Mattei, Director ________________________________________________________________________________ AAVSO NEWS FLASH is a new electronic publication of the AAVSO intended to provide observers with timely information on unusual variable star activity. The basis of the data in this publication will be the observations reported to AAVSO Headquarters. The AAVSO NEWS FLASH will not replace the AAVSO Alert Notice. It will be more frequent and shorter. If you would like to contribute to AAVSO NEWS FLASH, please send observations of unusual variable star activity to: email@example.com Please include the words NEWS FLASH in the subject line of your message. If you are affiliated with a variable star organization besides the AAVSO, and you wish that group to be indicated with the observations that you provide, please give the specific name of the organization or group and its abbreviation. Those who wish to unsubscribe to NEWS FLASH may do so by sending a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like data from the AAVSO International Database for research purposes, please send your request to: Janet Mattei, AAVSO Director, at email@example.com We look forward to including your observations in future editions of AAVSO NEWS FLASH!
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