(cba:news) (cba:chat) ASASSN-16eg

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Thu Apr 14 16:24:41 EDT 2016


Wow, this is great stuff!  WZ Sge out at that long period are GOLD! 
Keep up the great work.  Much longer message coming tonight or tomorrow.

joe p

On 4/14/2016 2:41 PM, Enrique de Miguel wrote:
> Dear all,
>
>   You are all getting nice data sets on this new object. Bravo!
>
> Not much time now for a much detailed analysis, but all indicates
> that this is a WZ Sge star (clear double-humped superhumps)
> but with a relatively long period, 0.07548(3) d -actually, one of
> longest of the WZ Sge family. Could this object be one of those
> elusive period bouncers -old objects that have evolved past the
> minimum of the Porb distribution? For this, we'll need to estimate
> the mass ratio, something that one can infer after measuring
> the excess superhump period. In other words, keep the pressure
> on this target .....
>
> Enrique
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