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Observation by Nick James: AY Lac outburst over

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Nick James

Observer

Nick James

Observed

2020 Nov 10 - 18:38

Uploaded

2020 Nov 11 - 07:27

Equipment
  • Celestron HD11 + FLI6303
Exposure

10x60s

Location

Chelmsford, UK

Target name

AY Lac

Title

AY Lac outburst over

About this image

The rare outburst of AY Lac (see here) appears to be over and the star has faded back to below 20th magnitude. It is visible, just, at the centre of the blue circle in this image. The BAA lightcurve (here) shows that it reached 14 at maximum and then faded slowly until around November 2nd when it started a rapid fade back to quiescence. The last outburst was in 1966 so it will probably be a long time until we see it bright again.

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