Times are given in universal time(UT). Unless otherwise noted, estimates were made around 2330 UT (6:30pm EST). Note that Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 5 hours from UT. Therefore: Dec 7 at 2300 UT is Dec 7 at 6:00pm EST and Dec 8 at 0104 UT is Dec 7 at 8:04 pm EST.
DPG - Dave Gill, using 11 x 80 or 7 x 50 binoculars.
DR - Dave Ross
JFW - John Waechter, using 8 x 56 binoculars.
WDC - Bill Castro, using 8 x 56 binoculars.
AVE - average value for that day's observation's.
AAVSO - Alert notice #264. Look for other alert notices with updated magnitudes.
AAVSO - Alert chart, "aa" scale in GIF and PostScript formats.
Finder chart - A nice, uncluttered graphic from Sky and Telescope.
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Last updated October 5, 2000 by Bill Castro.