AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Proposal #338

Proposer (34040) William Fenton (wfenton@hotchkiss.org) obscode: FWIA
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedApril 22, 2023

I would like to obtain B, V and R images for the variable star VZ Pictoris. This star is also known as Kapteyn's Star. In addition to having high proper motion it is a BY Draconis Variable.

Right ascension 05h 11m 40.58984s
Declination −45° 01′ 06.3617″
Mag 8.9-9.22

VSX does not indicate a period. Would be great to grab a short session each night for a bit.

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
VZ Pic 5.194600 -45.01842 9.22–8.9 BSM_Berry 1 Oct. 24, 2023 No


(3663) Dirk Terrell — April 26, 2023, 3:42 p.m.

Note from Sebastian:
"Beware of ID issues due to the high proper motion because it is nowhere near the J2000.0 position."

(4726) Kenneth Menzies — April 27, 2023, 10:08 p.m.

Committed to BSM_S

Comments on this proposal are closed.