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1RXS_J023238.8-371812

Special Notice #72: 1RXS_J023238.8-371812 rapid fading

October 12, 2007: A new large-amplitude cataclysmic binary, most likely a WZ Sge system, was discovered by K. Malek of the "Pi of the Sky" team in mid-September. It has been linked to the following ROSAT RASS object:

1RXS_J023238.8-371812

and has coordinates of

02:32:38.13 -37:17:54.7     J2000

It was about 11th magnitude upon discovery, and displayed superhumps with period 0.066d.

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