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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Fri, 10/13/2023 - 17:21

Hello Everyone,

The AAVSO is partnering with the SuperNova Early Warning System (SNEWS) team to create a new campaign centered around supernova progenitors. The goal is to keep track of bright stars that have the potential to go supernova reasonably soon so that we have a record of the star leading up to such a monumental event. This project is open to all observing types and has a large target list so everyone should be able to find a way to contribute. More information on this project can be found here. Please use this forum to ask any specific questions you may have. 

 

Clear Skies,

Bert Pablo
Staff Astronomer, AAVSO

Affiliation
American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
SNEWS Spreadsheet

I was looking at the SNEWS spreadsheet today, and it's not clear to me how many, if any, target stars still need dedicated observers. I may be interested in picking up some more targets if any remain. So, how many/which ones still need observers?

Dave

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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Lead time before images start appearing in VPhot

Hi

I put my name against a couple of targets in the spreadsheet a month or so back but haven't had any notifications or seen anything in VPhot yet. 

Is there a way to check to see when those targets have been added to AAVSONet? 

Thanks,

Guy (WGUA)

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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
PROJNAME=AAVSO_SNEWS_HQ_AUTO

Is it needed to note projname in the FITS header of own images, got without AAVSOnet?

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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Saturday Update

Hello All,

For anyone interested, I'm going to have a brief discussion and  Q&A about the Campaign as it currently stands. All potential and current observers welcome.

Topic: SNEWS Campaign Update 
Time: Jun 15, 2024 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 1700 UTC

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Meeting ID: 858 7440 6442

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Thanks,

Bert Pablo, Staff Astronomer