HMXB campaign extended until further notice. It has been updated numerous times and covered in AAVSO Alert Notices 348, 354, and 377, and in AAVSO Special Notices #118, #129, #143, #213, and #220.
October 27, 2008
Dr. Gordon Sarty, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, has requested our continuing assistance (see AAVSO Alert Notices 348, 354, 377, Special Notice 118) in his ongoing radial velocity observations of High Mass X-ray Binaries (HMXBs). The following text was provided by Dr. Sarty: "Please obtain BVRI photometry (or any subset thereof, VI preferred) of the following two HMXBs:
Desig. Name R.A.(2000) Dec.(2000) Mag LPH no. AUID 2157+49 V2175 Cyg 22:01:38.2 +50:10:04.6 8.8 127 000-BDC-509 2204+54 4U 2206+543 22:07:57.1 +54:31:05.8 9.9 128 000-BDC-531 [V1008 Cep] for the time period of our radial velocity observations from October 29 to November 9. The objective is to obtain simultaneous color photometry and radial velocity measurements of these two objects. "Our radial velocity measurements will be done with the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) 1.85-m Plaskett telescope, in Victoria, B.C., Canada. We will alternate observations of the two stars throughout the night. Interested AAVSO observers should concentrate on one or the other star for a whole night while we are observing. Tim Crawford will be observing at DAO for the first part of the run and you may wish to coordinate your observations with him through the AAVSO chat line or by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more background information on the HMXB project, please see our JAAVSO preprint at http://www.aavso.org/publications/ejaavso/ej56.shtml Charts may be downloaded at: http://homepage.usask.ca/~ges125/Astronomy/LPH127_aavso.pdf http://homepage.usask.ca/~ges125/Astronomy/LPH128_aavso.pdf "As mentioned in the earlier Alert Notices, please follow the observing instructions given on the chart web page and on the charts and submit your results directly to the AAVSO International Database. "Please direct any questions about this observing campaign to Dr. Gordon Sarty at email@example.com. "Many thanks for your all of your past observations." --------------------------------------------------- SUBMIT OBSERVATIONS TO THE AAVSO Information on submitting observations to the AAVSO may be found at: http://www.aavso.org/observing/submit/ SPECIAL NOTICE ARCHIVE AND SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION A Special Notice archive is available at the following URL: http://www.aavso.org/publications/specialnotice/ Subscribing and Unsubscribing may be done at the following URL: http://www.aavso.org/publications/email/