(cba:news) CR Boo erupts...
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Fri May 16 20:22:49 EDT 2008
It seems very likely that CR Boo has finally jumped into superoutburst.
I got a little impatient last month and called off the coverage... but
it's still well placed, still equatorial, and still bright. So I think
it deserves the absolute highest priority whenever it's up in the sky -
for southern observers as well as northern.
We've covered CR Boo before, but never *really* well, and it would be
fascinating to know if its superhumps have the same intricate fine
structure AM CVn is famous for. We can do that - a week of intense
coverage will do the job!
As for current targets, GW Lib is being well covered by Berto and Bob
Rea... and it's flashing that mysterious 2.1 hr wave that no one
understands. Definitely worth tracking.
But for WX Cen, I think we can call off the coverage. We have several
nice eclipse timings, which suffices for the year.
BTW the Sky and Tel article on the Cassiopeia transient (Halloween 2006)
finally come out in the July issue. It got delayed by some editor
job-jumping... but looks pretty good now. Tom Krajci and Bob Koff are
the "photometry heroes"... which they richly deserve!
Find your way to Bootes and let 'er rip!
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