(cba:news) V803 Centauri

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Mon Jun 5 13:05:51 EDT 2000

Dear CBAers,

Australites, get thee to a telescope!  V803 Centauri finally jumped into
what appears to be a superoutburst - at a fairly convenient time of
year too.  We have a lot of coverage at normal outburst and practically
none at super.  No going to the movies tonight!  The putative superhump
period is just about 27 minutes, so the star is a real action adventure
movie all by itself.

I'm at the Rochester AAS meeting right now, and will take 6 days to
get to Bio2.  Communications will be a little stunted till I get


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