Recent observations seem to indicate that the dwarf nova SS Cyg may be on the rise to an anomalous outburst (at last?). Close observations tonight are needed to see if there follows a rapid or slow rise, which helps in dis- criminating the outburst type. The VSNET Home Page displays the present light curve.
1996 Aug. 18.862 11.8 A. Diepvens 18.876 12.0 R. J. Bouma 18.879 12.0 T. Vanmunster 18.936 12.3 G. Poyner 18.953 12.0 E. Broens 18.955 12.1 L. T. Jensen 19.055 12.1 M. Biesmans 19.8 12.0 L. Kiss 19.836 12.0 T. Lange 19.878 12.1 R. J. Bouma 19.88 12.1 B. H. Granslo 19.885 11.9 T. Vanmunster 19.948 12.1 L. T. Jensen 19.960 11.8 A. Diepvens 20.140 12.1 M. Biesmans 20.144 12.1 P. Ouimet (CCD unfiltered) 20.833 11.7 T. Lange 20.856 11.8 T. Lange 20.869 11.6 R. J. Bouma 20.876 11.6 M. Biesmans 20.96 11.7 B. H. Granslo 21.156 11.4 W. Kaminski (*) 21.199 11.5 T. Burrows (*) 21.293 11.5 M. Komorous (*) 21.554 11.2 W. Albrecht (*) 21.585 11.1 W. Albrecht (*) 21.90 10.8 L. Kiss (*) from AAVSO NEWS FLAHS No. 52 URL to reah the full text: ftp://ftp.aavso.org/pub/newsflashes/
Original request for monitoring an anomalous outburst of SS Cyg:
> (vsnet 389, A. Hempelmann 1995 Dec. 12) > > Dear Colleagues, > > I would like to remember that Constanze la Dous and myself are waiting for > an anourmalous outburst of SS Cygni to observe this CV with the IUE during > rise time. In the last two months I continously received your observations > of SS Cyg so that at each time we had a clear picture of the SS Cyg status. > Many thanks for you very helpful support of our work! > > However, my present feeling is that your special interest in this star has > a little bit decreased, because the number of observations of this star I > received has been dramatically decreased in the last two weeks. So I would > like to ask everybody to focus his or her attention to this star so long as > we need your monitoring observations. And this can be a long time... > Many thanks for your kind support. > > Merry Christmas, and a happy new year, > > Alexander Hempelmann
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