E. O. Waagen, AAVSO, reports that the current outburst of AG Dra (cf. IAUC 8217) is another in a series of smaller outbursts that have occurred since that last major outburst in 1991, the most recent of them occurring in Sept. 2002 (when the star reached m_v about 9.2). AAVSO visual magnitude estimates: Sept. 25.868 UT, 10.1 (E. Broens, Mol, Belgium); 28.853, 9.7 (P. Cloesen, Beringen, Belgium); 29.795, 9.2 (E. Muyllaert, Oostende, Belgium); Oct. 1.158, 8.8 (R. Royer, Springville, CA); 3.970, 9.4 (B. Granslo, Fjellhamar, Norway); 8.000, 9.2 (Granslo).
International Astronomical Union Circular
- Pub Date:
- October 2003