(cba:news) HV Vir and the new menu
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Thu Feb 14 21:12:27 EST 2008
Well, all our dwarf novae du jour faded back to quiescence (Ari, Hya,
CMi) - so they're off the menu. But yesterday a report of HV Vir's
reawakening hit the wires - a bright WZ Sge star erupting just at the
right time of year (transiting near local midnight). And equatorial as
So that's great: at 11.5, available for all observers, and decently long
nights in both north and south. Fire away!
Most of our other prime targets should be expunged. Two exceptions in
1. We'd like another 2 weeks or so on AM CVn.
2. It would be good to get a few weeks on UMa 6 = 0928+50. This is a 10
hr eclipsing binary with a lost ephemeris!
And in the south, two lingering requests:
1. A few more timings of 0732-13.
2. T Pyx. This is definitely the last year; I have the paper 90% written!
Enjoy those fine February nights. Sorry about Olde Whiteface up
there... but HV Vir's blasting away at 11th magnitude!
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