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[vsolj-alert 892] VSNET Weekly Campaign Summary



VSNET Weekly Campaign Summary
 
*** Last week news ***

(new targets) 
  V551 Sgr		(RA = 18h00m56s.46, Dec = -34d35'45".6)

    A. Pearce reported that the dwarf nova V551 Sgr is undergoing a
  relatively rare outburst.  The last outburst was in 2000 April.  
  The object has been claimed to be a possible WZ Sge-like object, 
  based on its large outburst amplitude.  One the occasion of the 
  1998 October outburst, G. Garradd obtained time-series photometry 
  on two nights, but the short visibility hindered a firm conclusion 
  on the existence of superhumps.  The present outburst, if confirmed, 
  would provide an excellent opportunity to study this 
  still poorly understood dwarf nova (vsnet-campaign 941).
  The outburst is still ongoing, and the last reported magnitude is 
  14.8mag (vsnet-campaign-dn 840).
 

  SN 2001br		(RA = 18h30m25s.55, Dec = +34d06'13".0)

    IAUC 7627 reports that M. Armstrong discovered a bright SN 2001br.  
  The position is 2" east and 2" north of the nucleus of the SBb 
  galaxy UGC 11260.  Spectroscopy revealed that it is of type Ia SN 
  near the maximum.  It was 16.0mag on May 21.  The expected magnitude 
  of typical SN Ia is about 16.5mag, so it can be intrinsically 
  somewhat bright SN (vsnet-campaign-sn 197).


  StHa-164		(RA = 19h26m01s, Dec = -06d09'53")

    S. O'Connor reported the object is currently at R=12.84 and 
  V=14.20 which indicate slightly brightening (vsnet-campaign 927).


  V893 Sco		(RA = 16h14m45s.26, Dec = -28d39'30".3)

    Reported observations on May 20 - 23 implies the object became  
  somewhat fainter (vsnet-campaign-dn 812).  On May 25, it experienced 
  an outburst at 12.9mag as reported by R. Stubbings.  M. Uemura 
  performed time-series observation of an eclipse in the same day 
  (vsnet-campaign 932).  The outburst continued until May 27 
  (vsnet-campaign-dn 824, vsnet-campaign 942, vsnet-campaign-dn 842, 844).

  
  HS Vir		(RA = 13h43m38s.5, Dec = -08d14'04".1)

    The SU UMa-type dwarf nova HS Vir is undergoing a possible 
  superoutburst, as reported by P. A. Dubovsky.  The last 
  superoutburst occurred in 2000 May (vsnet-campaign 930).
  The observation on May 25 by R. Stubbings shows possible fast 
  fading (vsnet-campaign-dn 828).  A. Pearce's observation shows 
  it remain the similar magnitude on May 26 (vsnet-campaign-dn 835).
  The long duration indicates the outburst is a superoutburst, and 
  the current magnitude is about 13th (vsnet-campaign-dn 838).


  V660 Her		(RA = 17h42m07s.3, Dec = +23d47'37".3)

    The SU UMa-type dwarf nova V660 Her is undergoing a relatively 
  rare outburst as reported by P. A. Dubovsky.  The last reported 
  outburst dates back to 2000 June (vsnet-campaign 931).  J. Pietz 
  detected superhumps during 1999 superoutburst (vsnet-campaign 936). 
  M. Reszelski's observation on May 26 shows the object further 
  brightened to 14.7mag (vsnet-campaign 935).


  SN 2001bt		 (RA = 19h13m46s.75, Dec = -59d17'22".8)

    SN 2001bt was discovered by R. Chassagne.  The position is 27".7 
  west and 17".1 north from the center of the host galaxy.
  The host galaxy IC 4380 is a barred-spiral galaxy, and the SN is 
  superimposed on the disk region.  The expected maximum of SN Ia is mag 
  about 15.5, but the discovery magnitude (15.0mag) is exceed it 
  (vsnet-campaign-sn 200).  
   

  RX J0640-24		(RA = 06h40m47s.72, Dec = -24d23'14".5)

    B. Monard detected an outburst on May 25 at magnitude 12.0 
  (vsnet-campaign-dn 834).

 
  BF Ara		(RA = 17h38m10s.40, Dec = -47d10'43".4)

    As reported by A. Pearce on May 27, BF Ara experienced an 
  outburst at 14.3mag (vsnet-campaign-dn 841).


  V383 Vel		(RA = 10h21m41s.7, Dec = -49d49'24".33)

    As reported by A. Pearce on May 27, V383 Vel experienced an 
  outburst at 12.9mag (vsnet-campaign-dn 843).  B. Monard's observation 
  on May 27 implies its further brightening (vsnet-campaign-dn 845).


(continuous targets) 
  Nova Aql 2001		(RA = 19h07m28s.42, Dec = +11d44'45".8)
 
    The object seems to become slightly brighter since May 21 
  (vsnet-campaign-nova 318, 321, 322), and then, again start gradual 
  fading (vsnet-campaign-nova 325, 327).  The fading trend possibly 
  stopped in the end of the last week (vsnet-campaign-nova 329).
  N.James reported his re-reduced photometry from May 16 to 23 
  (vsnet-campaign-nova 324).
 

  AL Com		(RA = 12h32m25s.90, Dec = +14d20'42".5)

    The VSNET collaboration team has received data sets from R. Novak, 
  P. Sobotka, K. Hornoch, G. W. Willings, B. Martin, J. Pietz, G. Masi 
  (vsnet-campaign 918, 923, 924, 925, vsnet-campaign-dn 806, 810, 817, 
  818, 823, 831, 832, 846).  The superoutburst is still ongoing 
  (vsnet-campaign-dn 802, 805, 808, 815, 821, 825, 833, 839).  
  The data on May 19 and 22 shows 0.05672(2)d periodicity which is 
  consistent with the orbital period and the profile of the humps has 
  double peaks.  The light curve became relatively flat since May 21.  
  The nightly decline rate is about 0.2mag/d (vsnet-campaign-920, 
  vsnet-campaign-dn 813).   The data by Brno team on April 24 and 25 
  shows single peaked humps with the same period (vsnet-campaign 929).
  In the light curve on May 25 taken at Kyoto, humps with a possible 
  longer period are detected (vsnet-campaign 933).  G. Masi reported 
  the detection of ~0.25mag humps with a period of 0.053 or 0.055 d 
  (vsnet-campaign 943).  The nightly decline rate became slow in 
  May 24 and 25 (vsnet-campaign-dn 826) 

    
  MM Hya		(RA = 09h14m13s.97, Dec = -06d47'45".0)

    The superoutburst continues.  The current magnitude is 14-15mag 
  (vsnet-campaign-dn 826).


  V503 Cyg		(RA = 20h27m15s.61, Dec = +43d41'45".5)

    The superoutburst continues.  13.4mag was reported on May 21 
  (vsnet-campaign-dn 803).


  IP Peg		(RA = 23h23m08s.7, Dec = +18d24'59".1)

    The outburst continued until May 25 (vsnet-campaign-dn 816, 820).


  SN 2001bg		(RA = 08h35m18s.86, Dec = +28d28'05".8)

    The object is gradually fading (vsnet-campaign-sn 199, 202).
  The CfA group also took a spectrum of SN Ia 2001bg, which shows deep 
  absorption lines by the interstellar medium both in the host galaxy 
  and in our Galaxy (IAUC 7626).  It suggests that SN 2001bg suffers 
  a deep extinction (A_V ~ 2 mag), and the expected maximum on previous 
  messages are overestimated (vsnet-campaign-sn 204).


  V803 Cen		(RA = 13h23m44.5s, Dec = -41d44'30".1)

    The object is oscillating between 13.1-13.9 (vsnet-campaign-dn 807).


  3C 279		(RA = 12h56m11s.1, Dec = -05d47'20")

    The object is still active around 14mag (vsnet-campaign-blazar 198, 199).


  CR Boo		(RA = 13h48m55s.42, Dec = +07d57'30".3)

    Reported observations during May 14 - 20 seem to imply some 
  oscillation around 14mag (vsnet-campaign-dn 804).  The outburst 
  seems to be terminated during the last week (vsnet-campaign-dn 809), 
  and then, another outburst was reported on May 24 (vsnet-campaign-dn 819).


  V445 Pup		(RA = 07h37m56s.88, Dec = -25d56'59".1)

    Another brightening to 10.3mag was reported on May 23 
  (vsnet-campaign-nova 323).


  Delta Sco		(RA = 16h00m19s.9, Dec = -22d37'17")

    S. Otero reported that the object became slightly fainter on 
  May 24 (vsnet-campaign-be 131).


  IX Dra		(RA = 18h12m32s.2, Dec = +67d04'41")

    As reported by G. Poyner and M. Reszelski, the SU UMa-type dwarf 
  nova IX Dra experienced an outburst reported on May 19.  The duration 
  of the outburst suggests a superoutburst.  The last superoutburst 
  occurred on Apr. 13 (vsnet-alert 5810 and 5812).  If the present 
  outburst is a genuine superoutburst, the supercycle becomes as 
  short as 36 d, which qualifies the ER UMa nature (vsnet-campaign 926).   
  The possible superoutburst was terminated on May 25 when M. Uemura 
  reported the faint (17.1mag) magnitude of the object 
  (vsnet-campaign-dn 827).


  DI UMa		(RA = 09h12m22s.16, Dec = +50d49'39".1)

    The possible superoutburst seems to be terminated during the 
  last week (vsnet-campaign-dn 830).


  SN 2001X		(RA = 15h21m55s.46, Dec = +05d03'43".1)

    This SN almost remain its magnitude at 15.5 (vsnet-campaign-sn 203).


  MV Lyr		(RA = 19h07m15s.93, Dec = +44d01'10".7)

    The object is now very faint (<16.2mag) (vsnet-campaign-nl 22).


  ST Cha		(RA = 10h47m31s.3, Dec = -79d27'17")

    R. Stubbings' observation on May 25 shows the object again faded 
  (vsnet-campaign-dn 829).


  V4018 Sgr		(RA = 18h25m29s.95, Dec = -28d35'09".5)

    The fading trend continues.  The current magnitude is about 
  13.7mag (vsnet-campaign 937).


*** Future schedule ***

  Elizabeth and Frederick White Workshop
    AGN variability across the Electromagnetic Spectrum
      25 - 29 June 2001 Sydney, Australia

    For more information, see [vsnet-campaign-blazar 168].


  Two Years of Science with Chandra *
    * This meeting will also be the 12th Annual Maryland Astrophysics 
	Conference
	September 5-7, 2001
    For more information, see [vsnet-campaign-xray 66]


*** General information ***

  AL Com
    VSNET page for 2001 May superoutburst:
	  http://vsnet.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp/vsnet/DNe/alcom0105.html
				[vsnet-campaign 921, 922, 928]
    CCD image by R. Novak:
	  http://codel.astronomy.cz/planetka.jpg - an combined image obtained here 
				[vsnet-campaign 939]
    CCD image by G. Masi:
	  http://vsnet.eurolink.it/comets/galaxies.html
				[vsnet-campaign 940]

  Nova Aql 2001
    sequence presented by A. Henden:
	  http://ftp.nofs.navy.mil/pub/outgoing/aah/sequence/naql01.dat

    chart presented by R. Bouma and E. van Dijk:
	  http://vsnet.shopplaza.nl/astro/vs-charts/nova2001aql1.htm
    chart presented by O. Trondal:
	  http://ftp.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp/pub/vsnet/Novae/nova_aql01/trondal.jog
					[vsnet-campaign-nova 326, 328]

  SN 2001bg
    sequence presented by B. Sumner, see [vsnet-campaign-sn 198]

  V893 Sco
    eclipse ephemeris, see [vsnet-campaign-dn 822]

  V803 Cen
    The result of VSNET campaign on V803 Cen is accepted for publication 
  as IBVS No. 5091, see [vsnet-preprint 24] and figures are placed at:
  http://ftp.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp/pub/vsnet/preprints/V803_Cen-2/
					[vsnet-campaign 934]


(This summary can be cited.)

Regards,
Makoto Uemura

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