(cba:news) QZ Lib = ASAS1536-08
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Wed May 21 12:36:39 EDT 2014
We've started some observations of QZ Lib with the MDM 2.4 m telescope.
The light curve looks promising both for a precise Porb (or Pphot)
measurement, and a detection of rapid WD pulsations. This is a star
I've long wanted to do (a peachy candidate for a "period bouncer"), but
never managed to - overly seduced by trying to finish the winter stars
before midnight, and start the summer stars after.
I still dunno how much time we can devote to it, but it should be a
GREAT, if somewhat challenging, target for CBA coverage.
That's QZ Lib, not QZ Vir - which is itself pretty confusing, since it's
an alias for the famous T Leo, credited as the first dwarf nova ever
observed! QZ Lib is about 17.5 and the light curve is pretty quiet,
since it's a very intrinsically faint star - just a little bit more than
a bare white dwarf.
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