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March VSS Circular available

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garypoyner's picture
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March VSS Circular available

BAAVSS Circular 179 is now available for download to both BAA members and non members at...

Contents include new chart news, BQ Ori, Pulsating Variables, CV news, V386 Ser, news on the HS 0229+8016 project, SN 2019np, sigma Eridanus, EB news & NAM 2019.

Comments welcomed!


Robin Leadbeater's picture
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Joined: 05/03/2014 - 00:50
confirmation of sn2019np

Note that although an early spectrum of sn2019np was taken by the Li-Jiang telescope, the official confirming spectrum was actually taken several hours earlier using Faulkes Telescope North and uploaded to the Transient Name Server (As it happens 4 minutes before the Atel #12374 was issued, though since 2016 the TNS has been the official IAU system for recording supernova discoveries and confirmation)

There are also three amateur spectra of this SN in the BAA Spectroscopic database

and more spectra on the ARAS forum here covering the evolution up to currently 17th Feb