(cba:news) T Pyx paper
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Tue Feb 19 22:21:01 EST 2013
Our massive T Pyx paper, representing ~4000 hours of data during
1998-2013, is nearing completion. Whew. Or more correctly, the short
version of it is, which I'll send you in 1-2 weeks after you send a
little more information. I have the following co-authors listed: Arto,
Berto, Bob Rea, Josch Hambsch, Jennie, Peter Nelson, Jonathan, Bill
Allen, Tom Krajci, Simon Lowther, Shawn Dvorak, Tom Richards, Gordon
Myers, and Greg Bolt. For the longer version, which will follow 1-2
months later, I'll need current emails and addresses for each of you.
About half of you already did this for papers on other stars, in the
last few months - either to Jonathan or to Eve Armstrong. But if you
didn't, then send 'em to me now. I'm not sure I strictly need 'em for
the short version now, but I definitely will for the long version.
I've really enjoyed writing up the T Pyx data. Such a fascinating and
unique star, and possibly holding the key to how CVs end their lives (as
recurrent novae gone wild, but *not* becoming supernovae). Arto and
Berto, you've been carpet-bombing this star with time-series photometry.
Do you hate it now... or love it... or are you emotionally detached
from exactly whose photons are being captured by your silicon?
BTW, it's useful for archiving, referencing etc. to go by one consistent
name in the literature. For example, I've tried to use "Joseph
Patterson" - but occasionally something slips in with J. or J.O. or some
such thing. Sometimes I can't find my own paper... and we all know the
libraries are getting dismantled. So it would be useful to specify
exactly the professional (astronomical) name you prefer.
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