SETI [ASTRO] Serious observers: Possible binary in outburst


Larry Klaes (lklaes@bbn.com)
Tue, 15 Jun 1999 14:01:41 -0400


>X-Authentication-Warning: brickbat12.mindspring.com: majordom set sender to owner-astro using -f >X-Sender: cvarc@earthlink.net >X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) >Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 13:15:30 -0400 >To: astro@lists.mindspring.com, "Emerson, Gary" <gemerson@worldnet.att.net>, > "Frehling, Russell" <frehling@webjogger.net>, shaula@voicenet.com, > frankj12@aol.com, aavso-discussion@physics.mcmaster.ca >From: CVA <cvarc@earthlink.net> >Subject: [ASTRO] Serious observers: Possible binary in outburst >Sender: owner-astro@brickbat12.mindspring.com >Reply-To: CVA <cvarc@earthlink.net> > >Hi all - > For those of you with finely tuned (probably permanent) observatory >capabilities, there is news afoot.The binary NY Ser may be in major >outburst. Help is needed by the CBA at Columbia University in tracking its >light curve behavior over the next few hours/days. If you are anywhere in >the world at a latitude from which this object is observable, interested in >helping out and have the equipment, *very* dark skies & well-established >CCD/tracking capability, please contact (Prof.) Joe (Patterson) >immediately. Good luck - > >Claudio > >- - - > >Forward - > >>Date: Tue, 15 Jun 1999 12:25:58 -0400 (EDT) >>From: Joe Patterson <jop@astro.columbia.edu> >>To: news@cba.phys.columbia.edu >>Subject: NY Ser, this time for real >> >> >>Hey CBAers, >> >>No more crying wolf! I'm almost positive that NY Ser *is* in superoutburst >>now - it has been bright for 4 straight nights, and we've never seen that >>in a short outburst. Also, Gary Poyner put it last night at 14.5, about >>as bright as it ever gets. So *now* is the time to fire all available >>telescope power at it. I assume that superhumps are rampaging in the >>binary, let's just find the period! (This is also know as PG1510+234 >>and Ser 1, by the way.) >> >>Two other fine targets now, both pretty equatorial, are HP Lib and V603 >>Aql. All the top priority stuff is bright this month! In fact, many of >>you will need to worry about saturation for V603 Aql, a blazer at V=11.6. >>Very nice superhumps likely in both stars. >> >>The NY Ser opportunity is an elusive one. We've been waiting all year for >>the damn superoutburst. There is a tide in the affairs of binaries, which, >>taken at the flood, leads on to... well, that's for you to find out. >> >> >> joe >> >> > > "Maximum number of pages of tax > forms an American was required > to fill out in 1913: 3" > > "Number of pages of > instructions provided: 1" > > Harper's Index as of February, 1999 >- - - > > >- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - >C l a u d i o V e l i z A r c h i t e c t > > New York > 212-925-6464 > cvarc@earthlink.net > Observing Stations.: > 40d. 43' 45"N 73d. 58' 39"W > 43d. 16' 23"N 72d. 42' 19"W >- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - >



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