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About this observation
Gary Poyner
Time of observation
06/08/2020 - 16:31
PQ And
Observing location
Birmingham and Mt. Teide
22cm f6.2 newtonian
Slooh Canary 2 & 4
Open University COAST

As it had been 32 years since I last saw PQ And, I thought I'd make the effort to record it in a bit more detail this time.  The visual observations were made with a 22cm reflector, as I couldn't get the 51cm onto the low north easterly field.  CCD images were obtained remotely.

The outburst proved to be exceptional, lasting for three weeks before fading.  There then followed five 'post outburst brightenings' - three short and two long, before slowly fading to magnitude 17.  This is still three magnitudes above the pre-outburst quiescent level, so I'll stick with it to see how long it takes to get to mag 20.

Martin Mobberley also made an excellent series of observations...

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