KL Dra : Outburst in August

M. Wood found KL Dra in high state (~16.7mag) and observed superhumps with a period of 25 minutes (1527 s), which is remarkably close to the 1490s period for CR Boo. They also noted that the star was originally thought to be a supernova, and it's original designations was sn1998di, however a spectrum showed it to be similar to the AM CVn class of stars (vsnet-campaign 1050). G. Masi reported that it was at about Rc=17.5mag on August 11, which tells the outburst was still not faded at that time (vsnet-campaign-dn 1172).

Light curve in high state presented by M. Wood: http://www.astro.fit.edu/wood
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VSNET page for SN 1998di: http://www.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp/vsnet/DNe/sn1998di.html
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