AQ CMi: 2000 February outburst; normal ?

On February 28, C. Jones and G. Poyner detected an outburst of the SU UMa-type dwarf nova AQ CMi at 14.8 and 14.6mag, respectively (vsnet-alert 4296). The latest confirmed superoutburst of AQ CMi occurred in 1997 March. Another outburst was recorded in 1998 October, whose nature was unclear (three outburst observations) (vsnet-alert 4297, vsnet-alert 4299). The object rapidly faded. On February 29, S. Kiyota reported it is fainter than V=15.54. The nature of the outburst is unclear (vsnet-alert 4306).

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