AG Hya : SU UMa-type dwarf nova? A long outburst in January

R. Stubbings reported that the dwarf nova AG Hya has been in a long outburst since January 14. This star was formerly suspected as an SU UMa-type dwarf nova, mainly based on its high frequency of short outbursts. T. Kato previously performed a CCD run during the other possible long outburst, which showed a flat light curve, more favors an SS Cyg-type classification. However, the observation covered a only tiny part of a (unknown type) outburst (vsnet-campaign 709). The long outburst continued (vsnet-campaign-dn 412) until January 26 when R. Stubbings reported the magnitudes of 15.1mag indicating it started fading (vsnet-campaign-dn 421). No results of time-series observations were reported in this outburst.

Follow-up observations are encouraged in 2002.

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