AM Cas : Just before a standstill ?
T. Kato reported that during 2001 October, the outburst cycle
length and amplitude of AM Cas decreased. This behavior resemble the
behavior in some Z Cam stars just before entering standstills. The
existence of standstills has not been very clearly demonstrated
in AM Cas, SS Cyg-type star with the shortest outburst cycle length
The observations reported in November shows that this unusual state
An outburst of 13.4mag was reported by E. Muyllaert on December 4.
The amplitude may imply that it again entered a low-amplitude phase
Follow-up monitoring is strongly encouraged.
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