(cba:news) T Leo = QZ Vir is a super
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Sun Jan 25 09:30:56 EST 2009
Four days ago, a run by the Razorback gang (Campbell-Roberts-Robertson)
showed T Leo bright and with strong periodic waves - but rapidly
declining. This was confusing. But these reports by Stubbings and Kato
make it seem very likely that it was simply the trigger to a supermax.
So T Leo is very likely at the beginning of a well-placed supermax.
Fire away with all available weapons! It's a great opportunity for very
close study of bright superhumps over the full duration of outburst.
I think the original brightening occurred just as Obama was taking the
oath - proof that the original oath-taking was probably considered valid
by Galaxy-wide standards. Just to placate the purists.
-------- Original Message ------
QZ Vir has rebrightened to a superoutburst.
VIRQZ 090125.532 100
> QZ Vir rebrightened to a superoutburst?
> YYYYMMDD(UT) mag observer
> 20090117.3750 <14.50V (ASAS (Pojmanski, G. 2002, Acta Astron. 52,397))
> 20090120.3330 <14.50V (ASAS (Pojmanski, G. 2002, Acta Astron. 52,397))
> 20090121.087 110 (Patrick Schmeer)
> 20090124.3213 13.317V (ASAS (Pojmanski, G. 2002, Acta Astron. 52,397))
> 20090124.549 116 (Rod Stubbings)
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