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HL CMA entering standstill

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lmk
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HL CMA entering standstill

This UGZ type appears to be beginning a standstill phase over the past few weeks. It might be an opportune time for someone interested in researching these behaviors in more detail!

Mike

 

 

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hambsch
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Will put it back in observing schedule

Hi,

will put this star back in my observing schedule.

Josch

lmk
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Thank you Josch, I see your

Thank you Josch, I see your prior photometry was pretty accurate. I thought this target may be quite challenging for CCD, given the background glare from Sirius!

Mike

lmk
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Looks like some more

Looks like some more observations have been coming in, and its still holding very steady at 12.1V, going on 4-5 days now.

I think it would be very interesting if someone could get a spectrum of this during standstill and compare the differences with normal outburst cycles? However, I am not technically knowledgable enough about the process, to say if the light contamination from Sirius would make this accurate or doable?

Maybe multi-color photometry could be interesting too?

Mike

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HL CMa

Hi all

I'm surprised how little info I can find about previous HL CMa stadstills (nor much sign of the Z Cam campaign.) Any ideas on a reference?

Best

 

pukemaru
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HL CMa

Alan, have you read Peculiarities of the Accretion Flow in the System HL CMA
(c) 2016 г. A. Semena *, M. Revnivtsev, D. Buckley, A. Lutovinov, H. Breytenbach
accessible at https://arxiv.org/pdf/1610.00874.pdf. Most of it's beyond me but I did note the following on p10:
"Subsequently, periods of prolonged intermediate states were detected in the system, which transfer it to the class of so-called Z Cam systems(Mansperger et al., 1994),characterized by a high accretion rate. "
The authors describe how this 'prolonged intermediate state' happens.

Stephen [HSP]
New Zealand

 

pukemaru
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HL CMa

Alan, do you mean this?
https://sites.google.com/site/thezcamlist/the-list/hl-cma

The paper I mentioned above came out after the HL CMA page was done.

Stephen

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