(cba:news) CBA Aug-Sep targets
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Wed Aug 7 21:32:27 EDT 2019
The HP Lib campaign is over. Very nice coverage, sufficient to
establish the orbital period to high precision. Not quite enough to
establish the cycle count over decades (as with AM CVn)... but it should
be after next year.
The last menu (July 5) is still current... but with some important
additions: QR And, V1500 Cyg, and BW Scl. And V630 Sgr, if it's not too
faint. And definitely Maxie - keep an eye out for its possible
adventures (no need for time series)
Although I mentioned numerous DQ Her stars (intermediate polars) in the
last message, Enrique's recent post also lists some important and
recently discovered ones.
And a reminder. In general, the IPs are adequately served by
medium-length time series (2-3 hours), longer ones are more impactful.
For the novae and novalikes, lengthy time series are greatly to be
Also... some of the nova targets are pretty damn faint. If they're too
faint, then skip the time series and simply report one magnitude or
upper limit. That would be useful!
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