BAAVSS Alert Group

Following on from the note which appeared in VSS Circular 118 page 2 regarding a discussion group relating to Variable Star alerts, this group was set up in January 2004.

The aims of the group are to distribute information on Variable Star activity currently observed by BAAVSS members. This could be anything from a faint or bright Min/Max of a Mira star, a recovery or fade of an RCB star, outburst of a UG star or simply a query on an observation of a binocular object - anything which may be of interest to others. The group will also enable the VSS to pass on information of chart updates, meetings etc.
We also encourage discussion on all matters related to Variable Stars and the activities of the BAA VSS.

To join the group, simply send an e-mail to...   or visit the web page

the unsubscribe address is

Please note that...

The BAAVSS alert group is not intended for routine nightly observations of variable stars, just alerts.  Routine observations should be posted to one of the VSNET lists.  For outburst observations of CV's, you should post your observations to CVnet-outburst.

If you are considering posting a variable star alert message, please make sure that the alert hasn't already been reported.

Misuse of the BAAVSS Alert group will result in immediate removal from the member list.

If you encounter any problems subscribing or unsubscribing, please let me know.

Gary Poyner

BAAVSS-Alert administrator
garypoyner [at]


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