(cba:news) ATel #13014
jop at astro.columbia.edu
Sat Aug 10 21:02:42 EDT 2019
Our new report on Mister Maxie is now available as ATel 13014. We just
barely avoided the dreaded number 13 thousand and 13.
Nice work, guys. This one is Hambsch et al. (Ulowetz, Vanmunster,
Cejudo). Those were the guys doing the occasional monitoring - which
allowed us to deduce that this was beyond just another wiggle. At
least, so it appears. Help us flesh this out by obtaining long time
series on Mister Maxie as soon as possible!
Since Joe U's discovery of the first re-brightening in February 2019, we
don't really know anything about periodic variations. Aquila season
hadn't remotely begun at that point. But having not done any time
series analysis of our 2019 photometry, maybe some of you might want to
take a crack at that. There's not much of it, but there is also non-CBA
(as well as CBA) data deposited in the AAVSO archive. Most of you
snapshotters have not actually sent your data in, but maybe you could
send it in now in compact form? And Jonathan, maybe you could collect
the CBA-submitted stuff?
I don't expect anything like those giant superhumps of last year. But
this has some promise of being the best-observed black-hole nova ever,
so let's us try to nail the relentless time-series photometry angle as
well as we can.
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