(cba:news) December targets, volume 1
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Thu Dec 17 18:08:41 EST 2009
Having just escaped my last exam, and having a sabbatical year ahead,
I'm anxious to get back to CV studies on a more full-time! More
extensive comments late tonight (I still have to grade the 60 exams).
A coupla things:
1. TT Ari. Lots to say there. The short version: we only need to keep
hitting to document the general history, not detailed period-finding
which ia already done so well!
2. XSS0056+45. Definitely. Still some life left in its observing
season... and LONG runs are definitely wanted, because the period
structure is quite, quite intricate.
3. KR Aur. Can anyone do this? It's 19th magnitude, but it would be
lovely to know if it has a strong orbital signal. The example of TT Ari
suggests that it might. Anyway, this could be good for the real
swashbucklers among you.
4. FS Aur. I have a paper ready to go on this star... BUT I'd love to
get a few more weeks on it (i.e. a 2009 point) for the long-term
tracking of the 3.5 hour signal.
5. Many DQ Her stars suitable for coverage. BG CMi is done for a few
months or more, but Aur (RX0636+35) and Gem (RX0704+26) are tempting -
as are PQ Gem and Swift 0732-13. Three-hour runs generally get the job
done on these guys.
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