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V817 Tau and OW Hya getting hourly coverage by BSM-Astrokolkhoz

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BSM Astrokolkhoz is now covering V817 Tau and OW Hya on an hourly basis.

I had to make a new observing plan for each hour angle 'window', but once you make one it's not hard to make a bunch and then edit the HA constraints.

I hope that Thom Gandet gets some good data from this new effort on somewhat-short-period stars.

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Tom Krajci
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
http://picasaweb.google.com/tom.krajci

Center for Backyard Astrophysics (CBA)
http://cbastro.org/ CBA New Mexico

American Association of Variable Star
Observers (AAVSO): KTC http://www.aavso.org/
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BSM-Astrokolkhoz hourly data
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Dear Dr. Telescope,

Thanks, Tom, for getting this data. You've built a dream machine, there -
the data I've been getting have been excellent! I haven't gotten the V817
Tau or OW Hya data yet, but the BSM data on another (earely-type) bright
star led to the surprising discovery that the star was not an eclipser as
had been thought for years, but a pulsator. The Hipparcos data for it has
stubbornly resisted giving it up for years! Hipparcos 0, BSM-Astrokolkhoz 1!

With best regards,
Thom Gandet (GTN)

P.S. There's plenty more interesting stars in my pipeline, enough to keep
the next generation of Krajci observers busy!

AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 aavso@aavso.org 617-354-0484