(cba:news) T Leo = QZ Vir is a super

Joe Patterson jop at astro.columbia.edu
Sun Jan 25 09:30:56 EST 2009

Dear CBAers,

Four days ago, a run by the Razorback gang (Campbell-Roberts-Robertson) 
showed T Leo bright and with strong periodic waves - but rapidly 
declining.  This was confusing.  But these reports by Stubbings and Kato 
make it seem very likely that it was simply the trigger to a supermax. 
So T Leo is very likely at the beginning of a well-placed supermax. 
Fire away with all available weapons!  It's a great opportunity for very 
close study of bright superhumps over the full duration of outburst.

I think the original brightening occurred just as Obama was taking the 
oath - proof that the original oath-taking was probably considered valid 
by Galaxy-wide standards.  Just to placate the purists.


-------- Original Message ------

QZ Vir has rebrightened to a superoutburst.

VIRQZ          090125.532   100

Rod Stubbings

> QZ Vir rebrightened to a superoutburst?
>  YYYYMMDD(UT)   mag  observer
>  20090117.3750 <14.50V  (ASAS (Pojmanski, G. 2002, Acta Astron. 52,397))
>  20090120.3330 <14.50V  (ASAS (Pojmanski, G. 2002, Acta Astron. 52,397))
>  20090121.087   110  (Patrick Schmeer)
>  20090124.3213 13.317V  (ASAS (Pojmanski, G. 2002, Acta Astron. 52,397))
>  20090124.549   116  (Rod Stubbings)

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