P. Schmeer reported a possible outburst (13.5mag) of the short period SU
UMa-type dwarf nova, V844 Her on March 9 (vsnet-campaign-dn
2163). No confirmation was reported, and the object was reported
to be faint on March 10. T. Kato commented that the object resembles
SW UMa in its outburst pattern (vsnet-campaign-dn
2426). The last confirmed outburst was in 2001 August. The all recorded
outbursts of V844 Her was superoutbursts.
H. McGee reported on May 18 that V844 Her experienced a bright outburst.
The detection of superhumps revealed that it was a superoutburst. Superhumps
decreased in amplitude from 0.3 to 0.1mag on May 20-24 (vsnet-campaign-dn
The object entered a rapid fading phase from superoutburst in the end of
Another bright outburst was detected by E. Muyllaert, P. Schmeer and H.
McGee on October 23. The interval of the outbursts has become shorter than
the previous values (vsnet-campaign-dn
2914). In the light curve taken by K. Tanabe on October 24, there was
no strong superhump signal, indicating that the outburst was a normal
2923). The object then quickly faded (vsnet-campaign-dn
It was reported to have been still active at 14.2 mag on Oct. 28 (vsnet-campaign-dn
T. Kinnunen reported an outburst (12.5mag) on December 21. The outburst
interval was again unusually short. The brightness and the long duration
of the outburst indicated that it was a superoutburst (vsnet-campaign-dn
T. Kato reported that, if the superoutburst nature of the present outburst
is confirmed, V844 Her belongs to rather unusual SU UMa-type dwarf novae
having clearly different maximum magnitudes (cf. SW UMa, BC UMa) (vsnet-campaign-dn