(cba:news) HT Cam outburst

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Fri Dec 9 15:49:54 EST 2005

Dear CBAers,

I hate to pile on here... considering that V701 Tau and FS Aur are now
eruptive northern stars very deserving of coverage.  But an HT Cam
outburst is just too provocative to pass up.  HT Cam is a short-Porb star
that probably ought to show a genuine superoutburst eventually.  Only two
outbursts have been observed so far, and they were extremely brief -
though of considerable interest anyway because of the 8 minute rotation
clock in the system.  (So watching the effect of the outburst on the
periodic signal is pretty fascinating).  If a long outburst develops,
then... all hail HT Cam!  But I think it's necessary to jump now anyway,
even though the outburst will probably be brief.  Maybe a good target
after V701 Tau... and maybe all night long.

Lotta action in the northern sky these nights!


Here's the announcement.  I don't know Maehara, but he's a
*very* experienced variable-star observer.
From: Hiroyuki Maehara <mira at cetus-net.org>
Reply-To: cvnet-outburst at yahoogroups.com
To: vsnet-outburst at ooruri.kusastro.kyoto-u.ac.jp,
     cvnet-outburst at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [cvnet-outburst] HT Cam outburst

Dear colleagues,

HT Cam is undergoing an outburst.

object         YYYYMMDD(UT)   mag      code
CAMHT          20051209.78396 12.68V   Mhh.VSOLJ
CAMHT          20051209.78645 12.54B   Mhh.VSOLJ

Hiroyuki Maehara


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