(cba:news) week's vacation...

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Fri Mar 17 22:59:40 EST 2006

Dear CBAers,

In a few hours I'm going off for a week's vacation, and it's unlikely I'll
have email access.  So I'll be basically unreachable... and when I return,
unless spammers also go on vacation, I'll have >1000 unread messages.
Between that and classes it'll take me till next Saturday/Sunday to come
up for air.  If you have something urgent, send to Jonathan - he never
has anything to do.

The target list seems fine to me - except that I urge again that people
in both hemispheres take a crack at RX1039-05 ("Sex").  It's pow'f'l faint
but should come roaring in with its very large amplitude variation.  A
tougher target is RX1050-14 ("Hya").  Tom Krajci has been getting some
good data from it, but we really need southern data with the longer nights
and the longitude spread.  I grant that the light curve will look like
nothing at all - but expect we will be able to extract the critical (and
subtle) orbital variation.

Have a week of clear nights!


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