SS Aur: possible start of an episode of faint frequent outbursts

Recent observations seem to indicate that the SS Cyg-type dwarf nova SS Aur may be entering an episode of faint frequent outbursts.

     outburst date   mag
     1995 Oct. 28    10.6
     1996 Jan. 13    10.8
     1996 Mar. 24    10.8
     1996 May   2    12.6  <--

The last such episode of SS Aur was observed in 1983 Nov. - 1984 Feb.

Taichi Kato

Recent light curve

The 1983-1984 episode

VSOLJ light curve


VSNET chart

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