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The Changing Nature of the Dwarf Nova BV Centauri

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Alan Plummer

Linden Observatory, 105 Glossop Rd., Linden, NSW, 2778, Australia

Peter Horn

29 Eunoe St, Katoomba, NSW, 2780, Australia

Received November 13, 2008; revised December 5, 2008; accepted December 16, 2008

A 54-year light curve of BV Cen is presented. Interpretation of the curve raises possibilities including a slow decrease in mass transfer with a larger recent drop, evidence for a magnetic cycle, and a strengthened case for an unobserved nova eruption some time in the past.

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