(vsnet-obs 2725, Gary Poyner)
AK Cnc May 05.920 UT mv=13.3 W. Worraker (Didcot, UK 26cm)
(vsnet-alert 405, Nick James)
Following an alert from Bill Worraker that AK Cnc was in outburst I have this evening obtained a V-Band CCD frame using my 0.30m Newtonian and an SX CCD. The outburst is confirmed.
The position for this variable is incorrect in Downes and Shara. I obtain the following J2000 position using 12 GSC stars of mean residual 0".24 in RA and 0".22 in Dec:
08h 55m 21s.20 +11d 18' 14".7 [J2000].
The V magnitude at 1996 May 06.89 was 0.05 fainter than GSC 814.00128. This star is listed as star E, magnitude 13.7 on the TA C chart. The position of the variable is correct on the TA chart.
Regards Nick James.
AAVSO NEWS FLASH No. 17
The 1996 Jan. outburst
The 1996 Mar. outburst
Paper by Mennickent et al. (AsAp 1996) on the 1995 Feb. superoutburst
Discovery paper as an SU UMa star (Kato)
Return to HomePage