(cba:news) week's vacation...
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Fri Mar 17 22:59:40 EST 2006
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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