(cba:news) november stars, redux

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Thu Nov 23 14:21:48 EST 2006

Dear CBAers,

Despite my cheerleading for RX0354-16 a few days ago, I no longer think 
it's a winner.  Berto's and Tom's data suggest that it's too hard (faint) 
a target, and some other data lying around a corner suggested that it 
might not be so unusual - except for the one circumstance of high space 
velocity, which is not exactly up our alley.  So I'm hooting it off the 

SDSS0407-06 remains a very good target, though, from all known 

Other supplements to the last announcement:

BW Scl, in the south, and HS2331+3905 are still very, very good targets, 
if you can handle the faintness (about 16.7).  These bookended N/S stars 
show a fascinating array of periods, including some not really seen in any 
other CVs.  More details after I return from compulsory national eating 

Oh, and FS Aur!  Time to start up our annual (northern) campaign on this 
star again.  Talk about rituals.  This one is easier at about 14.5-15.


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