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Richard Miles
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Yes, Gary – our witnessing a dwarf nova becoming a classical nova is unprecedented. And I see Robin’s spectrum shown on the ARAS Spectroscopy Forum:

http://www.spectro-aras.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2015

was of particularly high quality (given plenty of photons from a 6th magnitude source) and managed to report ahead of the professionals. Robin’s contribution was duly acknowledged by Wagner et al. in ATEL #11588:

http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=11588

My request is – Can someone put a short news note out on the BAA frontpage so as to alert the membership, etc.?

Richard