AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Proposal #355

Proposer (46059) Terrence Dixon (dixone5@netscape.net) obscode: DTLB
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedMay 15, 2023

I have just finished the CCD photometry course. I would like to start gathering data on a LPV through it's entire period while I gather the rest of equipment for photometry with my telescope. This will help me practice the newly learned skills on a target similar to what I observe later.

RU Vul has a period of 107 days.

Please collect BVRI data on 10 day cadence over next 107 days.

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
RU Vulpecula 20.647778 -23.25861 8.0–11.0 BSM_TX 2 Nov. 15, 2023 No


(3663) Dirk Terrell — May 18, 2023, 2:31 p.m.

The TAC suggests a 3-day cadence.

(46059) Terrence Dixon — May 18, 2023, 2:53 p.m.

3 day cadence works for me.

(4726) Kenneth Menzies — May 18, 2023, 3:49 p.m.

RU Vul is NOT at DEC = -23 as you indicated above!!
RRIA already observes this target on several BSMs. Do you have an alternative?

(46059) Terrence Dixon — May 18, 2023, 5:37 p.m.

I will provide alternate. Thanks!

(46059) Terrence Dixon — May 19, 2023, 12:55 a.m.

How about V725 Sgr? It appears to need some observation and a shorter period.

RA 272.9958
Dec -36.1111

(4726) Kenneth Menzies — May 19, 2023, 2:22 p.m.

See if you can 'add' this target above, with normal info.

(4726) Kenneth Menzies — May 19, 2023, 2:41 p.m.

I committed this target to BSM_S for you.
It is also observed by RRIA on BSM_Berry so you will have a comparison. BTW, see if you can look in the Distribution tab above and find the new target listed.

(46059) Terrence Dixon — May 19, 2023, 2:56 p.m.

I don't see a way to edit the above proposal. I don't see target in distribution. V6595_Sgr is highest number in Sgr. Then again this is my first time doing this so please excuse my ignorance if its there and I'm not seeing it.

(4726) Kenneth Menzies — May 20, 2023, 2:24 p.m.

I typed V725_Sgr and see your new proposal listed. Try again? I don't think it is a permission issue.

(4726) Kenneth Menzies — May 20, 2023, 2:28 p.m.

Concerning editing proposal, in the Target line above, do you see a 'Remove' button on right end of the existing proposal line? Do you see an 'Add another' button just below the RU Vul line?

(46059) Terrence Dixon — May 21, 2023, 5:02 p.m.

Yes, finally saw the target listed. I still don't see the "remove" or "add" button. They were there when I initially did the proposal but don't see them now, tried firefox and edge. And, I put the RA in degrees instead of hours, again! should be 18.19972. Thanks.

(3663) Dirk Terrell — May 22, 2023, 2:13 p.m.

Make sure you are logged into the AAVSO site first and then you will probably see the buttons. (At least that's what works for me.)

(46059) Terrence Dixon — May 22, 2023, 10:42 p.m.

I'm definitely logged in. Played with page size, maybe it was expanded off the page but not so.

(46059) Terrence Dixon — May 23, 2023, 9:02 p.m.

I tried it on a different computer and still no buttons. Please advise.

(46059) Terrence Dixon — May 25, 2023, 9:27 p.m.

Should I submit new proposal?

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