(cba:news) V1101 Aql and others
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Wed Oct 8 08:30:14 EDT 2014
We have decided to suspend our V1101 Aql for the season... BUT a few
time-series near minimum light (around 15.5) will still be very helpful
- in specifying the *phase* of the negative superhump. We know it keeps
pretty good time (and that in itself is pretty amazing). But HOW good,
exactly? To answer that, we need to extend the coverage through
quiescence - which will only last a few days. The amplitude of the
signal is very high - simple for everyone to detect. We should keep
after it each quiescence until evening twilight snatches Aquila away
Look at the AAVSO light curve on V1101 Aquila. It's a treat.
Everything about this wonderful star is a treat.
And I gotta say, Mister ASASSN-14ei is a helluva treat too!
p.s. we'd love to start up our campaign on HV Ceti. A possible relative
of T Pyx (which desperately needs relatives, if we are ever to
understand it). At 18th mag it's a challenge; but at least it's
hemispherically friendly to all (with a declination of +5 deg).
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