AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Proposal #61

Proposer (19638) Morgan Johnstone (morganjohnstone87@gmail.com) obscode: JMLA
Assigned To(3663) Dirk Terrell
Date SubmittedJune 14, 2016

To: AAVSO Telescope Allocation Committee
Re: Proposal for Time Observing SY Her for College Project

Ladies & Gentlemen:

My name is Morgan Johnstone and I am writing today to request time on BSM HQ to observe SY Her once every 5 days from June 14 to July 15, 2016. I am requesting this time to observe this star for a project for my Arizona State University Introduction to Astronomy final project.

While SY Her is a well observed star, I would like to use it for my project so I can make the observation, plot (contribute to) a light curve, and explain Variable Star Astronomy to my classmates. I am legally blind and without the time allocated to me this kind of observation would be out of my reach.

I have spoken to Mike Simonsen and Doc Kinne and they have concurred that SY Her would be a great star for my project because it is both a Mira class variable star and has a somewhat short curve period. When the CCD images are sent to my VPhot account I will determine the magnitude and plot this on the SY Her curve as is normal procedure.

Thank you for your time and consideration for allocation on BSM HQ.

Morgan Johnstone

Target RA (H.HH) Dec (D.DD) Magnitude Telescope Observation Frequency Expiration Date Proprietary Term
SY Her 17.024792 22.47742 7.7–13.5 No


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