(cba:news) Maxie update
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Tue Oct 9 16:39:01 EDT 2018
As many of you know, Maxie has been plummeting in brightness at around
0.08 mag/day in recent days. It almost got to V=15.0 a few days ago,
but now seems to have rebounded by ~0.7 mag - quite a big jump if it's
In addition, the 0.7 d periodic signal continues. No proof that it's
the residue of the once-proud superhump, but that's a good possibility.
Twilight has greatly shortened the runs, but it's still (barely)
possible to see that periodic signal. So the star is good for another
week - V filter only, and no need for good time resolution. After that,
snapshot V magnitudes will be fine.
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