Proposal #85

Proposer (36905) Matthew Peavy ( obscode: PMAN
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedSept. 7, 2018

Observe GK Per, in support of Alert Notice 649: Dwarf nova outburst of GK Per (N Per 1901).

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
GK Per 3.520000 43.90417 14.0–0.2 No


(2911) Michael Nicholas — Sept. 7, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Matt has contacted me personally and is requesting use of a BSM scope as part of the BSM roll-out campaign. He is new to photometry but has completed the VPHOT course.

" I am new this year to photometry and have been learning to
use VPHOT with the help of my AAVSO mentor, Ken Menzies. I use iTelescope to
obtain images, then plate solve and have them sent to VPHOT. I would like to
make the most of the Bright Star Monitor opportunity." - Matt

(2911) Michael Nicholas — Sept. 17, 2018, 6:57 p.m.

Alert Notice 649: GK Per has dwarf nova outbursts about every 18-36 months, although the interval can vary quite a bit and some intervals can be longer than three years. It is difficult to predict how bright this outburst may be; the brightness and duration of GK Per outbursts have varied substantially over the past 16 years. We'll revisit proposal 9/2021

Observations are assigned to BSM_NH

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