AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Proposal #55

Proposer (3132) Gary Poyner (garypoyner@gmail.com) obscode: PYG
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedNov. 16, 2015

I have been invited by Prof. Mauri Valtonen (Tuorla Observatory, University of Turku, Finland) to participate in a campaign to monitor OJ 287 until the end of the current observing season (May 2016).

Mauri recommends R & B filters and regular monitoring until solar conjunction in 2016. I'll take advisement on exposure time. I will of course be monitoring myself in the visual as well during this period.

Thank you

Gary (PYG)

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
OJ 287 8.913578 20.10850 17.0–12.0 6 Months


(3663) Dirk Terrell — Nov. 18, 2015, 9:58 a.m.

Accepted at low priority, i.e. only if it doesn't conflict with other projects.

(3132) Gary Poyner — Nov. 30, 2015, 10:11 a.m.

The coming week(s) is critical according to the project co-ordinator. Haven't received any data yet though. Might you 'up' the priority a notch?


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