New variable in the Dumbbell nebula

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Dear friends,

I would like to draw attention of variable star observers (especially those equipped with a CCD camera) to a new red variable star discovered in the Dumbbell nebula (though not physically associated with the planetary) and ask them for observations. Apparent on many published photographs and CCD frames of the famous deep-sky object, it needs a good long-term photometry to be oficially accepted and named.

You can find the complete story, including the finding chart, on my WWW page:

Please send any reply directly to my email address ( since I am not the subscriber to this forum. Thanks a lot in advance for any help!

Leos Ondra

Leos Ondra, Skretova 6, 621 00 Brno, Czech Republic

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