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What to do: If you think that you have made a discovery it is
important to report your results accurately and quickly. It is also
important not to waste other people's time with false claims. Please
try to answer the following questions before reporting:
If, after rigorous checking, you are still sure of your discovery it is
important to get a position which is as accurate as possible. The
potential discovery can then be reported to
on +44 1256 471074. If there is an answering
machine response only please leave a message and, in addition,
contact Denis Buczynski +44 1524 68530 or Glyn Marsh +44 1772 690502.
These numbers are available all night. Please fax
drawings, charts or photos to the Editor's number immediately. If a fax is
unavailable send by Express Delivery.
- If you are reporting a nova or supernova check that you are not be
being deceived by a field star or an asteroid.
- If you are reporting a comet, does it move over a period of half an
hour? If so what direction does it move. Stationary comets are usually
deep sky objects or internal reflections.
- If your claim involves a photographic or CCD image do you have
more than one image of the object? If not are you absolutely sure that
the image is not a flaw?
Variable star alerts should be sent to
Gary Poyner (+44 121 605 3716).