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MINOR OUTBURST OF GK PERSEI
The old nova GK Per (Nova Per 1901) has gone into a minor outburst, for the first time since July 1992, as indicated by the following observations:
UT JD Mag. Observer FEB 19.0257 2450132.5257 12.8 (J. Bortle, USA) FEB 19.0993 2450132.5993 13.0 (J. McKenna, USA) FEB 20.0896 2450133.5896 12.9 (W. Dillon, USA) FEB 23.1333 2450136.6333 13.0 (R. Royer, USA) FEB 23.828 2450137.328 12.9 (P. Schmeer, Germany) FEB 25.0507 2450138.5507 12.7 (M. A. Komorous, Canada) FEB 25.819 2450139.319 12.7 (Schmeer) FEB 25.873 2450139.373 12.6 (J. R. Osorio, Spain) FEB 26.0542 2450139.5542 12.4 (McKenna) FEB 26.0549 2450139.5549 12.5 (Bortle) FEB 26.781 2450140.281 12.4 (Schmeer) FEB 26.809 2450140.309 12.4 (Schmeer)
The X-ray Timing Explorer (XTE) satellite has been scheduled to observe GK Per on Feb. 27, 1996, at 10 UT.
Please monitor GK Per closely and phone-in, fax, or e-mail your observations to AAVSO.
Janet A. Mattei
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