AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Proposal #199

Proposer (3053) Andrew Pearce (apearce6916@gmail.com) obscode: PEX
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedMarch 2, 2021

NSV 3379 is listed in VSX with no variability type, no period listed and with a report amplitude of only 0.6 mags. In correspondence with Rob McNaught, he believes the amplitude is over 1 magnitude based on nova patrol photographs he's been taking since 2016. In November 2020, I commenced visual observations of NSV 3379 and over the last few months I have not been able to detect significant variability. To clear this matter up and to try and determine the variability type of NSV 3379, I propose to follow the star with one of the Bright Star Monitor telescopes. I propose that one of the BSM telescopes observes NSV 3379 at every opportunity and uses BVIR filters over a period of 3 years which should be sufficient to determine the variability type.

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
NSV 3379 7.087200 -35.93980 8.0–8.6 BSM_Berry Sept. 5, 2021 No


(4726) Kenneth Menzies — March 9, 2021, 2:35 p.m.

Committed to Berry and S.

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