(cba:news) [vsnet-alert 13881] PR Her very bright outburst

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Tue Nov 22 22:00:06 EST 2011

Hercules is mighty tough this time of year, but with help from a range 
of longitudes, we might be able to stitch together a good time series. 
It certainly has the potential to be an interesting star!


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [vsnet-outburst 13469] Re: [vsnet-alert 13881] PR Her very 
bright  outburst
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:38:57 -0700
From: Tom Krajci <tom_krajci at tularosa.net>
To: Taichi Kato <tkato at kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp>
CC: wzsge at yahoogroups.com, vsnet-alert at ooruri.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp, 
vsnet-outburst at ooruri.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp, 
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variable_star_forum at yahoogroups.com, 
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Astrometry from one 60-second V filtered image at Astrokolkhoz:

PR Her (J2000)
18 08 04.47 +38 46 17.0

Tom Krajci


On 11/22/2011 6:42 PM, Taichi Kato wrote:
> As informed below, PR Her is undergoing a rare bright outburst!
> The quiescent magnitude is reported to be 21, and this object is
> most likely a WZ Sge-type dwarf nova (known maximum was 14.0p).
> All sorts of observations are encouraged!  Accurate astrometry
> of the outbursting object is also needed.
> ===
> From: FIDRICH Robert<fidusz at zpok.hu>
> Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:29:56 +0100
> Subject: [cvnet-outburst] PR Her in bright outburst?
> Dear Folks,
> Walter Macdonald just alerted us on the #aavso IRC channel, that PR Her
> is in avery bright outburst near 13th mag.
> His CCD picture can be found at:
> http://starlightccd.com/temp/002-prher-2x30s.jpg
> Is is probably a rare superoutburst?
> Clear skies,

Tom Krajci
Cloudcroft, New Mexico

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