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CI Cam observing campaign

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CI Cam observing campaign

AAVSO Alert Notice 559 announces an observing campaign on CI Cam, the B[e] component of an HMXB system. Please see the notice for details and observing instructions.

Many thanks, and good observing,

Elizabeth Waagen, AAVSO HQ

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CI Cam Spectroscopy

First spectra obtained by ARAS observers, Paolo Berardi and Peter Somogyi, can be downloaded from ARAS data base :

François Teyssier




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CI Cam in optical active state since 2013 (ATel #9663)

CI Cam/XTE J0421+560 resides in optical active state since 2013 (Vitaly Goranskij et al., ATel #9663):

B[e] Star CI Cam: Eighteen Years of Research (presentation by Vitaly Goranskij et al.):

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CI Cam Observations

I was not able to observe this target back in October when they would have been simultaneous with other observations, but I was able to get a B,V,R,I time series on Nov. 14, after FO Aqr was too far west to observe.  Not sure if these short burst time series are very helpful, but wanted to try a new target and see what its behavior was on a short time scale.

I'm interested in Be stars, so I may return to this one to see if I can resolve any emission lines with an SA-200 in the filter wheel -- pretty low rez, but still interesting.

Clear skies,

Brad Vietje

Newbury, VT

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