(cba:news) KK Tel bright outburst (fwd)

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Fri May 19 10:52:27 EDT 2000

Dear CBAers,

Finally a southern outbursting SU UMa star of high interest!  Other than
OY Car, possibly the first of the year.  We have a precise orbital period
for KK Tel in quiescence, and have been eagerly waiting for a
superoutburst in order to measure the critical period difference
("epsilon").  HP Lib continues of high interest too.

First night of an MDM run tonight, nice to be back in AZ!


KK Tel bright outburst

   The suspected SU UMa-type dwarf nova KK Tel is undergoing a bright
outburst.  The last long outburst of KK Tel was observed in 1999 March
)cf. vsnet-alert 2800, 2807).

   KK Tel has been suspected to be an SU UMa-type dwarf nova having a
suspected orbital period of 2.02 hours (Howell et al. 1991, PASP 103, 300).
A search for superhumps is strongly recommended.  The present outburst
will be put on the VSNET campaign object list.

  YYYYMMDD(UT)   mag  observer
  20000326.851  <148  (A. Pearce)
  20000328.851  <150  (A. Pearce)
  20000329.841  <150  (A. Pearce)
  20000402.854  <150  (A. Pearce)
  20000405.847  <152  (A. Pearce)
  20000407.849  <150  (A. Pearce)
  20000409.849  <140  (A. Pearce)
  20000510.601  <148  (R. Stubbings)
  20000517.599   138  (R. Stubbings)
  20000517.846   136  (A. Pearce)

Taichi Kato

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