A.W. Neely at NF/ Observatory reports a flare of BL Lac object    
3C 279.  The object which has a V resting magnitude of 17.75 has
been followed with our .44 M reflector, Craf Cassini CCD, and
Johnson V filter. The V magnitude on UD 11/20/93 was 16.3 +- .3,
12/10/93 14.8 +-.5, 12/18/93 15.04 +- .1.  Due to the uncertainties
of the magnitude (the object is still fairly low in the sky at
dawn), the object may be reaching its peak.  Additional visual
magnitudes and observations at other wavelengths would be helpful.